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 Dictionary entry overview: What does GIA mean? 

GIA (noun)
  The noun GIA has 1 sense:

1. a terrorist organization of Islamic extremists whose violent activities began in 1992; aims to overthrow the secular Algerian regime and replace it with an Islamic state

  Familiarity information: GIA used as a noun is very rare.


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GIA (noun)


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Meaning:

A terrorist organization of Islamic extremists whose violent activities began in 1992; aims to overthrow the secular Algerian regime and replace it with an Islamic state

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

Armed Islamic Group; GIA

Context example:

the GIA has embarked on a terrorist campaign of civilian massacres

Instance hypernyms:

foreign terrorist organization; FTO; terrorist group; terrorist organization (a political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals)

Domain category:

act of terrorism; terrorism; terrorist act (the calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear)

Domain region:

Algeria; Algerie; Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria (a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s)


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