Balkh

geographical name
\ˈbälḵ \

Definition of Balkh 

1 district of northern Afghanistan corresponding closely to ancient Bactria

2 or ancient Bactra \ˈbak-trə \ town in northern Afghanistan; capital of ancient Bactria

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