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Nuristan

[noo r-uh-stan, -stahn]
noun
  1. a mountainous region in NE Afghanistan. 5000 sq. mi. (12,950 sq. km).
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Formerly Kafiristan.
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Nuristan

noun
  1. a region of E Afghanistan: consists mainly of high mountains (including part of the Hindu Kush), steep narrow valleys, and forests. Area: about 13 000 sq km (5000 sq miles)Former name: Kafiristan
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