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Junta is a Spanish and Portuguese word meaning committee. Pronounced 'hoonta' in Spanish, 'soonta' in Portuguese (with s as in measure). It evolved from the Latin juncta, the feminine past participle of 'jungere', to join. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ... For other uses, see Committee (disambiguation). ...


Junta is also an English word, derived from the Spanish word, dating to 1623. Depending on the perceived origin of the word (Spanish or Italian), the range of accepted pronunciations include ˈhu̇n-təˈ, jən' təˈ, hən' təˈ, ju̇n-tə.


Junta is also a word in Indian English referring to the common people, though it is colloquially used to mean "a group of people". Derived from the Hindi जनता, meaning "(the) people". Pronounced jən'tɑ:


Junta may refer to:

  • Military junta, government by a committee of military leaders
  • Junta (album), an album by Phish
  • Junta (game), a board game from West End Games
  • Junta (Habsburg), an administrative body ruled in personal union with the Spanish Habsburgs
  • Junta (Peninsular War), the name chosen by several local administrations in the Napoleonic Era
  • Junta (comics), a fictional Marvel Comics character
  • Primera Junta, the first Argentinian government after the 1810 May Revolution
    • Junta Grande, the executive government created by the Primera Junta

Junta may also be used for: A military junta is government by a committee of military leaders. ... Junta album cover Junta was US band Phishs first album, recorded and released in 1988 but not officially hitting stores until May 8, 1989. ... Junta is a Machiavellian board game designed by Vincent Tsao. ... Under Habsburg rule, a junta (or jointe) was an administrative body ruled in personal union with the Spanish Habsburgs. ... In the Napoleonic Era, junta was the name chosen by several local administrations forming in Spain during the Peninsular War as a patriotic alternative to the official administration topped by the French invaders. ... Junta is a fictional antihero in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The First Junta or Primera Junta was the first goverment that appeared in Argentina after the May Revolution. ... The Junta Grande was the executive government in Argentina, created by the First Junta. ...

A military dictatorship is a form of government wherein the political power resides with the military; it is similar but not identical to a stratocracy, a state ruled directly by the military. ... The Valladolid debate (1550 – 1551) concerned the treatment of natives of the New World. ...

See also

This is a list of the Government Juntas that have ruled Chile as an executive government, since its independence: Government Junta of the Kingdom of Chile (1810), also known as the First Junta Government Junta of Chile (August, 1811), also known as the Executive Junta or Second Junta Government Junta... The Junto was a club established in 1727 by Benjamin Franklin for mutual improvement in Philadelphia. ... This article is about the American political figure. ... Image File history File links Disambig_gray. ...

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