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Tamil Tigers   /təmˈɪl tˈaɪgərz/   Listen
Tamil Tigers

A terrorist organization in Sri Lanka that began in 1970 as a student protest over the limited university access for Tamil students; currently seeks to establish an independent Tamil state called Eelam; relies on guerilla strategy including terrorist tactics that target key government and military personnel.  Synonyms: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, LTTE, Tigers, World Tamil Association, World Tamil Movement.

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Words linked to "Tamil Tigers" :   terrorist organization, foreign terrorist organization, Ceylon, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, terrorist group, terrorist act, terrorism, Sri Lanka, act of terrorism, FTO

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