What does taliban mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Taliban, Taleban(noun)

    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"


  1. Taliban(Noun)

    A Taliban militia.

  2. Taliban(Noun)

    A member of the Taliban movement or its militia.

  3. Taliban(ProperNoun)

    A Sunni Islamic student movement in Afghanistan; organized in 1994 by the radical mullah "Mohammad Omar"

  4. Origin: From ("students" or "seekers"), a Pashto plural of Arabic ("seeker", "student").


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of taliban in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of taliban in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Campbell:

    If the Taliban are attacking coalition forces, then I have everything I need to do that, to attack the Taliban, just because they're Taliban, I do not have that authority.

  2. Hamid Karzai:

    [ Russia ] talk [ s ] to the Taliban, the U.S. also talks to the Taliban. Norway, Germany, and other countries also talk to them. Russia has the right to hold talks with the Taliban.

  3. John Campbell:

    What I tell the Afghans is, 'Don't plan your operation wholly dependent upon close air support. The Taliban doesn't have close air support. The Taliban doesn't have up-armored Humvees. The Taliban doesn't have D-30 Howitzers. The Taliban doesn't have, you know, the weapons that you have,'.

  4. Duncan Hunter:

    Bergdahl was in the custody of Haqqani initially, not the Taliban. But regardless of who claimed custody of Bergdahl in the end, is the Taliban not an adversary? is the Taliban not responsible for American deaths? Frankly, it's more nonsense from an administration that seems to have lost its sense of reality.

  5. Michael Kugelman:

    This ISIS-Taliban joint attack represents a nightmare scenario come true. The Taliban and ISIS are widely understood to be foes, not friends, because of the Taliban’s close alliance with Al Qaeda — a bitter rival of ISIS. And yet Islamist terror groups in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region are all cut from the same basic ideological cloth.

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