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An assembly of tribal elders in Afghanistan or Pakistan.
[Pashto, from Mongolian jergä, circular or semicircular formation of hunters or warriors.]
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a tribal council responsible for settling disputes in Afghanistan and Pakistan
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|Noun||1.||Jirga - a Pashto term for a decision making assembly of male elders; "most criminal cases are handled by a tribal Jirga rather than by laws or police"|
Pashto, Pashtu, Paxto, Afghani, Afghan - an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the official language of Afghanistan
council - a meeting of people for consultation; "emergency council"
Loya Jirga - a grand council or grand assembly used to resolve political conflicts or other national problems; "he convened a Loya Jirga that persuaded tribal leaders to acquiesce"
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