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Karachi

[kuh-rah-chee]
noun
  1. a seaport in S Pakistan, near the Indus delta: former national capital; now capital of Sind province.
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Sind

[sind]
noun
  1. a former province of Pakistan, in the lower Indus valley; now part of West Pakistan. 48,136 sq. mi. (125,154 sq. km). Capital: Karachi.
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  • The refugees have carried the disease to Karachi; "220 cases, 214 deaths."

    Following the Equator, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • At Karachi, he was to buy white clothes and ship, if he could, on a cargo-steamer.

    Soldier Stories

    Rudyard Kipling

  • The only solution of the difficulty is through Makran to Karachi.

    The Gates of India

    Thomas Holdich

  • But for the latter system and for Bombay, Karachi becomes our objective.

    The Gates of India

    Thomas Holdich

  • If not too sea-sick I will write to Papa and post it at Karachi.


British Dictionary definitions for karachi

Karachi

noun
  1. a port in S Pakistan, on the Arabian Sea: capital of Pakistan (1947–60); university (1950); chief port: commercial and industrial centre. Pop: 11 819 000 (2005 est)
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Sind

noun
  1. a province of SE Pakistan, mainly in the lower Indus valley: formerly a province of British India; became a province of Pakistan in 1947; divided in 1955 between Hyderabad and Khairpur; reunited as a province in 1970. Capital: Karachi. Pop: 34 240 000 (2003 est). Area: 140 914 sq km (54 407 sq miles)
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karachi in Culture

Karachi

[(kuh-rah-chee)]

Largest city in Pakistan, in the southeastern part of the country, on the Arabian Sea near the Indus River delta; Pakistan's main seaport and industrial center.

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Note

Karachi served as Pakistan's capital from 1947 to 1959.
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