[OT] Does anybody know what the word gir is used for in the libraries

Hi all,
 I have been trying to update to GNOME shell and came across lot of
libraries named girSomething . For e.g.

$ sudo aptitude install gir
Display all 101 possibilities? (y or n)
gir1.0-avahi-0.6              gir1.2-epiphany-2.29
gir1.0-babl-0.0               gir1.2-epiphany-2.31
gir1.0-buzztard-0.0           gir1.2-freedesktop
gir1.0-champlain-0.4          gir1.2-gconf-2.0
gir1.0-clutter-1.0            gir1.2-gda-4.0
gir1.0-dbus-1.0               gir1.2-gdata-0.0
gir1.0-dbusmenu-glib-0.2      gir1.2-gdkpixbuf-2.0
gir1.0-dbusmenu-gtk-0.2       gir1.2-ges-0.10
gir1.0-desktopagnostic-1.0    gir1.2-gkbd-3.0
gir1.0-evince-2.30            gir1.2-glib-2.0
gir1.0-freedesktop            gir1.2-gnomebluetooth-1.0
gir1.0-gda-4.0                gir1.2-gssdp-1.0
gir1.0-gdata-0.0              gir1.2-gst-plugins-base-0.10
gir1.0-glib-2.0               gir1.2-gstreamer-0.10
gir1.0-gmenu-2.0              gir1.2-gst-rtsp-server-0.10
gir1.0-gnomekeyring-2.0       gir1.2-gtk-2.0
gir1.0-goocanvas-0.10         gir1.2-gtk-3.0
gir1.0-gssdp-1.0              gir1.2-gtkchamplain-0.10
gir1.0-gst-plugins-base-0.10  gir1.2-gtkclutter-1.0
gir1.0-gstreamer-0.10         gir1.2-gtksource-3.0

I have been away for more than 6 months but its intriguing to me as
that is a name I have not come across nor do I know what its supposed
to mean. I do know that almost all library names have some
meaning/significance . While the latter part of the names I'm familiar
with since years (for e.g. can trace gstreamer for almost 10 years
(have used or known about gstreamer for 6 + years personally alongwith
all its tools) . Anyways the moot point being if somebody can point me
to the right direction as to where I can find more about the name

Please CC me if anybody knows and can reply about this.
          Shirish Agarwal  शिरीष अग्रवाल
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