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pesh·mer·ga

 (pĕsh-mûr′gə)
n. pl. peshmerga or pesh·mer·gas
A member of a Kurdish militia.

[Kurdish pêşmerge : pêş, in front of, before; akin to Avestan paiti, against + merg, death; akin to Avestan mahrka-.]
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Noun1.peshmerga - a member of a Kurdish guerilla organization that fights for a free Kurdish state
Kurd - a member of a largely pastoral Islamic people who live in Kurdistan; the largest ethnic group without their own state
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In the new Iraqi parliament, the new challenges include patching things up with the newly appointed government over natural resources, Kirkuk and other disputed areas, and the Peshmarge budget.
Nebi also added that two of the injured were Peshmarges working as guard in the U.S consulate building.