Jamahiriya

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EtymologyEdit

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).

NounEdit

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 as the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.
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