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n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
A fundamentalist Muslim group of Afghanistan and western Pakistan, known for its military and paramilitary activities.

[Pashto tālibān, pl. of tālib, student, from Persian, from Arabic, seeker, student, from ṭalaba, to seek; see ṭlb in Semitic roots.]


(ˈtælɪbæn) ,




(Islam) (in Afghanistan) a fundamentalist Islamic army: in 1996 it defeated the ruling mujaheddin factions and seized control of the country; overthrown in 2001 by US-led forces, although resistance continues, esp in the south
[C20: from Arabic tāliban seekers]
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Noun1.Taliban - a fundamentalist Islamic militia; in 1995 the Taliban militia took over Afghanistan and in 1996 took Kabul and set up an Islamic government; "the Taliban enforced a strict Muslim code of behavior"
religious movement - a movement intended to bring about religious reforms


A. NPL the Talibanlos talibanes
B. ADJtalibán/ana


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the Taliban → les talibans


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Problem is that for exporting Talibanisation to Afghanistan its production line in Pakistan has to continue.
In a statement, the Commission said: 'HRCP is dismayed over the worrying recent movement towards the possible revival of Talibanisation in South Waziristan.
Justice Markandey Katju, who retired from the Supreme Court, had said "hang the corrupt to the lamp posts" and "Muslim students sporting beard would lead to Talibanisation of the country".
Unfortunately during this whole phase fear and turmoil, the civilian and military leadership remained indecisive as how to tackle this menace of ever increasing influence of Talibanisation and militancy in the country.
It is not hard to see how political opportunism clouded their judgment on the issue of religious violence and Talibanisation for almost a decade.
nd Talibanisation in Afghanistan, the noted jihadi leader said, alleging the Taliban were being used as a tool by outsiders for promoting their vested interest in the war-battered country.
Talibanisation in tandem with terrorism is a real threat to the global community.
Their one- upmanship may find enthusiastic takers in Pakistan's domestic media, which slavishly toes the official line on matters such as rampant human rights violations in Balochistan or the Talibanisation of the armed forces, but the world doesn't have time for the guardians of a failed state playing verbal football even as terrorists run amuck in their backyard.
As far as fears of Talibanisation of society is concerned, I would say that our democracy will guard against that.
11 ( ANI ): Talibanisation has touched a dangerous level in Balochistan as the Pashtun Tehreek Taliban and the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi have joined hands with each other, in a move seen as extremely harmful for the restive province, according to a report.
Issues such as the hegemony of larger provtnces, sectarian violence, ethnic conflicts, inter-provincial grievances, Talibanisation, etc.
Issues such as the hegemony of larger provinces, sectarian violence, ethnic conflicts, inter-provincial grievances, Talibanisation, etc.