[ noor-uh-stan, -stahn ]
/ ˌnʊər əˈstæn, -ˈstɑn /
a mountainous region in northeastern Afghanistan. 5,000 sq. mi. (12,950 sq. km).
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Formerly Ka·fi·ri·stan [kah-fi-ri-stahn, kaf-er-uh-stan] /ˌkɑ fɪ rɪˈstɑn, ˌkæf ər əˈstæn/ .
Words nearby Nuristan
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Example sentences from the Web for Nuristan
For years, the military was content to leave the mountainous Kunar and Nuristan region to insurgents and their Islamist allies.As Obama Draws Down, Al Qaeda Grows in Afghanistan|Eli Lake|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for Nuristan
/ (ˌnʊərɪˈstɑːn) /
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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