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Balkh

[bahlkh]
noun
  1. a town in N Afghanistan: capital of ancient Bactria; center of Zoroastrianism.
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Ancient Bactra.Also called Wazirabad.
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Historical Examples of balkh

  • 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.

    The Gates of India

    Thomas Holdich

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

    The Gates of India

    Thomas Holdich

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

    The Gates of India

    Thomas Holdich

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

    The Gates of India

    Thomas Holdich


British Dictionary definitions for balkh

Balkh

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