Definition of Taliban

1. 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"

Exact synonyms: Taleban
Generic synonyms: Religious Movement



Definition of Taliban

1. Proper noun. A Sunni Islamic student movement in Afghanistan; organized in 1994 by the radical mullah "Mohammad Omar" ¹

2. Noun. A Taliban militia. ¹

3. Noun. A member of the Taliban movement or its militia. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Taliban

Takamagahara
Takamatsu
Takanawa
Takayama's stain
Takayasu's arteritis
Takayasu's disease
Takayasu's syndrome
Takelma
Takilman
Tal
Talbot
Talcott Parsons
Taleban
Taliacotian
Talib
Taliban (current term)
Talibanesque
Talibanisation
Talibanistan
Talibanization
Talibanize
Talibanized
Talibanizing
Talibaptist
Talibaptists
Talibs
Talinum
Talinum augustissimum
Talinum aurantiacum
Talinum brevifolium

Literary usage of Taliban

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1. International Religious Freedom (2000): Report to Congress by the Department edited by Barbara Larkin (2001)
"The Taliban does not encourage free speech about religious issues or frank ... The Taliban continues to prohibit music, movies, and television on religious ..."

2. Counter-Terrorism and the Use of Force in International Law by Michael N. Schmitt (2002)
"Operations Against the Taliban In his address to a Joint Session of Congress on September 20, President Bush uttered his ominous warning that "[e]ither you ..."

3. Challenges in U.S.-Asian Policy: Hearing Before the Committee on by Nancy Lubin (1999)
"I have a picture here of you, Mr. Inderfurth, and Ambassador Richardson meeting with the Taliban a year ago. It was in April. Just let my fellow Members of ..."

4. India, Pakistan, and the United States: Breaking with the Past by Shirin Tahir-Kheli (1997)
"A long-suffering population watched as a new phenomenon, the Taliban ... Pakistani support for the Taliban, who took over in Kabul amid much fanfare in ..."

5. World Report 2000: The Events of 1999 by Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch Staff (1999)
"AFGHANISTAN Fighting continued in contested areas of Afghanistan, intensifying in midyear as both the Taliban and the United Front launched new offensives ..."

6. Human Rights Watch World Report 1999 by Human Rights Watch Staff (1998)
"Although the Taliban also agreed to allow for the construction of schools for ... In the weeks following the agreement, the Taliban closed all home-based ..."

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