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Ladin \La*din"\, n. [From L. Latinus Latin. See Latin]

  1. A Romansch dialect spoken in some parts of Switzerland and the Tyrol.

  2. A person speaking Ladin as a mother tongue.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Rhaeto-Romanic dialect spoken in Switzerland and Tyrol, 1873, from Latin Latinus "Latin" (see Latin (adj.)).


Ladin may refer to:

  • Ladin language, a language in northern Italy, often classified as a Rhaeto-Romance language
  • Ladin people, the inhabitants of the Dolomite Alps region of northern Italy

Usage examples of "ladin".

Binalshibh rejoined Atta and Jarrah, who said they already had pledged loyalty to Bin Ladin and urged him to do the same.

On returning to the United States, Hage was met at the airport by FBI agents, interrogated, and called the next day before the federal grand jury then investigating Bin Ladin.

Bin Ladin relied on the established hawala networks operating in Pakistan, in Dubai, and throughout the Middle East to transfer funds efficiently.

In practice, the CSG often reported not even to the full Principals Committee but instead to the so-called Small Group formed by Berger, consisting only of those principals cleared to know about the most sensitive issues connected with counterterrorism activities concerning Bin Ladin or the Khobar Towers investigation.

Bin Ladin and Atef wasted no time in assigning the Hamburg group to the most ambitious operation yet planned by al Qaeda.

President Clinton signed a Memorandum of Notification authorizing the CIA to let its tribal assets use force to capture Bin Ladin and his associates.

August Memorandum of Notification, the CIA had already been working on new plans for using the Afghan tribals to capture Bin Ladin.

Memorandum of Notification instructed the CIA to capture Bin Ladin and to use lethal force only in self-defense.

KSM, in late August, when the operation was fully planned, Bin Ladin formally notified the al Qaeda Shura Council that a major attack against the United States would take place in the coming weeks.

Bin Ladin associates surveilled our Embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam as early as 1993, and some members of the Nairobi cell planning the bombings were arrested and deported in 1997.

Ladin understood better than most of the volunteers the extent to which the continuation and eventual success of the jihad in Afghanistan depended on an increasingly complex, almost worldwide organization.

Ladin and Azzam agreed that the organization successfully created for Afghanistan should not be allowed to dissolve.

Bin Ladin, whose efforts in Afghanistan had earned him celebrity and respect, proposed to the Saudi monarchy that he summon mujahideen for a jihad to retake Kuwait.

In mid-1991, Bin Ladin dispatched a band of supporters to the northern Afghanistan border to assist the Tajikistan Islamists in the ethnic conflicts that had been boiling there even before the Central Asian departments of the Soviet Union became independent states.

Bin Ladin could have returned to Afghanistan had Pakistan disapproved.