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Balkh

[bahlkh] /bɑlx/
noun
1.
a town in N Afghanistan: capital of ancient Bactria; center of Zoroastrianism.
Ancient Bactra.
Also called Wazirabad.
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  • Balkh and Bokhara there meet Bengal and Bombay, and try to draw eye-teeth.

  • There is therefore no difficulty in accepting Balkh as the Greek Baktria.

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  • Idrisi says this mountain was "on the road to Balkh, in the direction of Asfaran."

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  • Such is the general system of the Balkh communications with Kabul.

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  • The ancient Khulm (50 miles east of Balkh) was included in Badakshan.

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  • From Balkh to Khulm is about 50 miles and may well pass as two days' journey.

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  • There is no mosque to the north of Balkh, nor is the citadel square.

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  • The Mrz was then 21, Mama 9; she almost certainly did not then go to Balkh.

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    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • Khurram would be about five when given Balkh in circa 911 AH.

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British Dictionary definitions for Balkh

Balkh

/bɑːlk/
noun
1.
a region of N Afghanistan, corresponding to ancient Bactria. Chief town: Mazar-i-Sharif
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