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junta

noun [C, + sing/pl verb] uk   us   /ˈdʒʌn.tə/ /ˈhʊn-/
a government, especially a military one, that has taken power in a country by force and not by election: The military junta has/have today broadcast an appeal for calm.
Translations of “junta”
in Vietnamese nhóm đảo chính…
in Spanish junta…
in Thai รัฐบาลทหารที่เข้ามาบริหารประเทศ…
in Malaysian junta…
in French junte…
in German die Junta…
in Chinese (Traditional) (以武力奪取政權的)軍政府…
in Indonesian junta…
in Russian хунта…
in Turkish cunta, askerî cunta/hükümet…
in Chinese (Simplified) (以武力夺取政权的)军政府…
in Polish junta…
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