[ noor-uh-stan, -stahn ]
/ ˌnʊər əˈstæn, -ˈstɑn /
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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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How to use Nuristan in a sentence
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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