What does jirga mean?

Definitions for jirga

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jirga(noun)

    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"


  1. jirga(Noun)

    A gathering of elders or leaders in Pakistan or Afghanistan, especially within a tribe.


  1. Jirga

    A jirga is a tribal assembly of elders which takes decisions by consensus, particularly among the Pashtun people but also in other ethnic groups near them; they are most common in Afghanistan and among the Pashtuns in Pakistan near its border with Afghanistan.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jirga in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jirga in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Abdul Rab Rasoul Sayaf:

    The government must call the Loya Jirga on time and if it doesn't happen, the people will look for alternatives.

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