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Transliterates the Arabic neologism جماهيرية ([state] of the masses), which derives from جمهورية (jumhūriyya, republic) by changing the first element, جمهور (jumhūr, public), to its plural form, جماهير (jamāhīr, the masses).


Jamahiriya (uncountable)

  1. State of the masses; people's republic; the form of the Libyan state ruled by Muammar Gaddafi from 1977-2011, during which time it was known first as the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya then as the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.