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loya jirga

/ (ˌlɔɪə ˈdʒɜːɡə) /
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noun (often with capitals)
an assembly of regional leaders and tribal chiefs in Afghanistan
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Word Origin for loya jirga

from Pashto, literally: grand assembly
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