a militant fundamentalist-Islamic movement, chiefly in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Brit. sp. Tal′e·ban·
Origin of Taliban; from Arabic or Pers, plural of Talib
noun(used with a sing. or pl. verb)
A fundamentalist Muslim group of Afghanistan and western Pakistan, known for its military and paramilitary activities.
Origin of TalibanPashto taliban, pl. of talib, student, from Persian, from Arabic, seeker, student, from &tlowdot;alaba, to seek; see &tlowdot;lb in Semitic roots.