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Secondly, the Government of Sudan should commit to the disarmament and control of the Janjaweed militia and ensure that the targeting of civilians ceases immediately.
Jan Egeland

Meaning of "Janjaweed" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD JANJAWEED

Arabic: a man with a horse and a gun.
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PRONUNCIATION OF JANJAWEED

Janjaweed  [ˈdʒænˌdʒəwɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF JANJAWEED

noun
adjective
verb
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Janjaweed is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES JANJAWEED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Janjaweed

The Janjaweed are a militia that operate in Darfur, western Sudan, and eastern Chad. Using the United Nations definition, the Janjaweed comprised Sudanese Arab tribes, the core of whom are from the Guhayna background with significant Lambo recruitment from the Baggara people. In the past, they were at odds with Darfur's sedentary population over natural grazing grounds and farmland, as rainfall dwindled and water became scarce. They are currently in conflict with Darfur rebel groups—the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army and the Justice and Equality Movement. Since 2003 they have been one of the main players in the Darfur conflict, which has pitted the largely nomadic tribes against the sedentary population of the region in a battle over resource and land allocation.

Definition of Janjaweed in the English dictionary

The definition of Janjaweed in the dictionary is an armed tribal militia group in the Darfur region of western Sudan.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH JANJAWEED


equid
ˈɛkwɪd
illiquid
ɪˈlɪkwɪd
Janjawid
ˈdʒænˌdʒəwɪd
languid
ˈlæŋɡwɪd
liquid
ˈlɪkwɪd
nonliquid
ˌnɒnˈlɪkwɪd
obliquid
ɒbˈlɪkwɪd
pinguid
ˈpɪŋɡwɪd
quid
kwɪd
semiliquid
ˌsemɪˈlɪkwɪd
soliquid
sɒˈlɪkwɪd
squid
skwɪd
whid
hwɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE JANJAWEED

Janina
janissaries
janissary
janitor
janitorial
janitorship
janitress
janitrix
janizaries
janizary
Janjawid
janker
jann
jannies
jannock
janny
Janola
Jansen
Jansenism
Jansenist

WORDS THAT END LIKE JANJAWEED

Berwick-upon-Tweed
bindweed
brown seaweed
butterfly weed
chickweed
duckweed
Harris Tweed
hogweed
ironweed
knapweed
knotweed
milkweed
pokeweed
ragweed
red seaweed
seaweed
the weed
tumbleweed
tweed
weed

Synonyms and antonyms of Janjaweed in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Janjaweed» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF JANJAWEED

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Translator English - Chinese

金戈威德
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Janjaweed
570 millions of speakers

English

Janjaweed
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Janjaweed
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الجنجويد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Джанджавид
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Janjaweed
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Janjaweed
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Janjaouid
220 millions of speakers

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Janjaweed
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Translator English - German

Janjaweed
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ジャンジャウィード
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

잔자위드
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Janjaweed
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Janjaweed
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Janjaweed இயக்கமானது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जंजावीड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Janjavid
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Janjaweed
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dżandżawidów
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Джанджавід
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Janjaweed
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Τζαντζαγουίντ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Janjaweed
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Janjaweed
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Janjaweed
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Janjaweed

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «JANJAWEED»

The term «Janjaweed» is quite widely used and occupies the 39.813 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «JANJAWEED» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Janjaweed

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QUOTES WITH «JANJAWEED»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Janjaweed.
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Jan Egeland
Secondly, the Government of Sudan should commit to the disarmament and control of the Janjaweed militia and ensure that the targeting of civilians ceases immediately.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «JANJAWEED»

Discover the use of Janjaweed in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Janjaweed and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Janjaweed - Devils on Horseback
But it is Travis and Travis alone who must accompany a questionable and illegal band of African rescuers into Sudan and the very heart of the Janjaweed - Devils on Horseback.
Joseph Matthews, Jane Matthews, 2010
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Congressional Record, V. 150, PT. 13, July 22, 2004 to ...
So when the Sudanese Government is saying, Well, it is the Janjaweed that is doing it and we are going to try to disarm them, we are going to control them, they are arming them, this is just them doing something they have done in the south for ...
U S Congress, 2009
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Genocide in Darfur
It also created a plan to use the Janjaweed to fight the rebels. The army would provide assistance, but the Janjaweed would do the major fighting. This would allow the government to claim the fighting in Darfur was just the usual tribal conflict ...
Janey Levy, 2009
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Terrorist Groups and the New Tribalism: Terrorism’s Fifth Wave
JANJAWEED FIGHTER: The first village, it was near Kutum. The orders come from the Government. The order is to completely wipe out the village and burn it. JANJAWEED COMMANDER: From Kutum, after five miles or six miles, there is a  ...
Jeffrey Kaplan, 2010
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Darfur in Flames: Atrocities in Western Sudan
village. The boys were aged ten, twelve, and thirteen. All three had been herding their animals on the outskirts of the village when the janjaweed tried to steal the animals and kidnap the boys, who resisted. A twelve-year-old girl who was in the  ...
Leslie Lefkow, 2004
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Where Mercy Fails: Darfur's Struggle to Survive
new Janjaweed are, in fact, not only allied with the Sudanese government, but a creation of the Sudanese government. Musa Hilal, a key Janjaweed leader, has publicly declared that he and others have taken their orders from the Sudanese ...
Chris Herlinger, 2009
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Janjaweed
The Janjaweed, Arabic for devil on horseback, are the Sudan-supported gunmen who have murdered, raped and tortured African villagers in Darfur for the past decade.
Raymond W. Smith, 2011
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An Oral and Documentary History of the Darfur Genocide
The Armed Forces, often acting together with Militia/Janjaweed, singled out for attack those villages and small towns inhabited mainly by members of the target groups. The attackers went out of their way to spare from attack villages inhabited  ...
‎2011
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Janjaweed
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Janjaweed (Arabic: variously transliterated Janjawid ) is a blanket term used to describe mostly gunmen in Darfur, western Sudan, and now eastern Chad.
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
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Darfur Destroyed: Ethnic Cleansing by Government and Militia ...
Many or most of the Janjaweed leaders were emirs or omdas from Arab tribes, and several were appointed by the government in the administrative reorganization of the mid- 1990s. The participation by ethnic-political leaders leads to ...
Julie Flint, Jemera Rone, Leslie Lefkow, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «JANJAWEED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Janjaweed is used in the context of the following news items.
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Five of the world's most-wanted for crimes against humanity …
Ali Kushayb is said to be the leader of the Janjaweed militia allegedly behind war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sudan's Darfur region. «euronews, Jul 15»
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Nine Dead in Border Guards Attacks On Market, Villages in North …
"Those Janjaweed plundered more than 40 shops and stalls. One group loaded the goods in their four-wheel-drive Land Cruisers, and two ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
3
North Darfur Terrorised By 'Tawila Militia Forces'
"Those Janjaweed have set up their headquarters in the Uwein Mountains, northwest of Tawila," a kidnapped man who managed to escape ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
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Darfur: An ongoing genocide
Do you recall a place called Darfur and a militia there on camel-back named the janjaweed amid reports of mass killings between Arab and ... «Herald Scotland, Jul 15»
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Corruption worsens an already devastating illegal wildlife trade in …
The Enough Project's Agger says other groups are getting in on the action too, including armed groups like al-Shabaab, the Janjaweed from ... «PRI, Jul 15»
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COMMENTARY: Speak Up for the Rohingya Before It's Too Late
... blindfolded and bound men and boys executed at Srebrenica, machete mutilated corpses in Kigali, and Darfuris fleeing janjaweed militiamen ... «Benitolink: San Benito County News, Jul 15»
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How Protecting Elephants Is a Matter of National Security
We know that Al-Shabaab, Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, and the Janjaweed share a common commitment to murder and terrorism. «AlterNet, Jul 15»
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Africa's Angry Young Men
... opportunities to loot, as do the Janjaweed in Sudan and the various pro- and anti-government militias in South Sudan and the eastern DRC. «Foreign Policy, Jul 15»
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Standing at the Crossroads of Violence and Human Rights
For those crimes to occur someone had to pay the government's Janjaweed militia and arm them; uniforms had to be made and bags of cash ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Sudan: Nigeria, US, Others Seek Collaboration Between AU, ICC
... governor of North Kordofan State Ahmed Harun, former Janjaweed leader Ali Kushayb, and rebel figure Abdallah Banda were still wanted by ... «Leadership Newspapers, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Janjaweed [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/janjaweed>. May 2020 ».
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