Balkh

geographical name
\ ˈbälḵ How to pronounce Balkh (audio) \

Definition of Balkh

1 district of northern Afghanistan corresponding closely to ancient Bactria
2 or ancient Bactra \ ˈbak-​trə How to pronounce Balkh (audio) \ town in northern Afghanistan; capital of ancient Bactria

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“Balkh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Balkh. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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