al-Qaeda

See also: Al Qaeda

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EtymologyEdit

From Arabic الْقَاعِدَة(al-qāʿida), definite form of قَاعِدَة(qāʿida, foundation, base).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ɑl ˈkaɪdə/, /æl ˈkaɪdə/, /æl ˈkeɪdə/
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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌæl kaɪˈiːdə/, /ˌæl kɑːˈiːdə/, /æl ˈkaɪdə/

Proper nounEdit

al-Qaeda (uncountable)

  1. A worldwide network of militant Sunni Islamic organizations and individuals.
    al-Qaeda often kills non-Muslim and non-Sunni civilians.

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