One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A fundamentalist Muslim movement whose militia took control of much of Afghanistan from early 1995, and in 1996 took Kabul and set up a radical Islamic state. The movement was forcibly removed from power by the US and its allies after the September 11, 2001, attacks.
From Persian ṭālibān, plural of ṭālib ‘student, seeker of knowledge’, from Arabic (so named because the movement reputedly began amongst Afghani students exiled in Pakistan).
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