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EtymologyEdit

From the group's Arabic-language name, اَلدَّوْلَة الْإِسْلَامِيَّة(ad-dawla l-ʾislāmiyya, literally the Islamic State).

Proper nounEdit

Islamic State

  1. A Sunni jihadist group active in Libya, Nigeria, Iraq and Syria, where it has proclaimed an (unrecognized) state.
  2. The unrecognized state (caliphate) proclaimed by this group.

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Derived termsEdit

  • IS (abbreviation)

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