HyperDic: ltte

English > 1 sense of the word LTTE:
NOUNgroupLTTE, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Tamil Tigers, Tigers, World Tamil Association, World Tamil Movementa terrorist organization in Sri Lanka that began in 1970 as a student protest over the limited university access for Tamil students
English > LTTE: 1 sense > noun 1, group
MeaningA 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 / tactics that target key government and military personnel.
SynonymsLiberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Tamil Tigers, Tigers, World Tamil Association, World Tamil Movement
Categoryterrorism, act of terrorism, terrorist actThe calculated use of violence (or the threat / threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature
Instance ofterrorist organization, terrorist group, foreign terrorist organization, FTOA political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals
RegionSri Lanka, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, CeylonA republic on the island of Ceylon

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