(1939-) a politician from Northern Ireland, who was the leader of the SDLP (=Social Democratic Labour Party) from 1979 to 2001. John Hume has been active in trying to bring an end to violence in Northern Ireland, and trying to start peace talks between Catholics and Protestants. In 1998 he shared theNobel Prize for peace with DavidTrimble.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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