Taliban definition

tălə-băn
A fundamentalist Muslim group of Afghanistan and western Pakistan, known for its military and paramilitary activities.
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A militant fundamentalist-Islamic movement, chiefly in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of taliban - taleban

Origin of taliban

  • Pashto tālibān pl. of tālib student from Persian from Arabic seeker, student from ṭalaba to seek ṭlb in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition