Balkh

[ bahlkh ]
/ bɑlx /

noun

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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Balkh
/ (bɑːlk) /

noun

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