Kafiristan

[kah-fi-ri-stahn, kaf-er-uh-stan]
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noun

former name of Nuristan.

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Historical Examples of kafiristan

  • They were tall and black, and coming home I saw them fight like wild goats — there are lots of goats in Kafiristan.

  • What did you and Daniel Dravot do when the camels could go no further because of the rough roads that led into Kafiristan?

  • The northern frontier is split by the narrow Minjan valley of Badakshan, which seems to rise in the very heart of Kafiristan.

  • This is a part of unexplored Kafiristan rather than Badakshan, and he will be a bold man indeed who undertakes its investigation.

    The Gates of India

    Thomas Holdich

  • Kafiristan is, however, in these modern days very much curtailed as the home of the Kafir.

    The Gates of India

    Thomas Holdich


British Dictionary definitions for kafiristan

Kafiristan

noun

the former name of Nuristan
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