Baluchistan

geographical name
Ba·​lu·​chi·​stan | \ bə-ˌlü-chə-ˈstan How to pronounce Baluchistan (audio) , -ˈstän; bə-ˈlü-chə-ˌstan, -ˌstän How to pronounce Baluchistan (audio) \

Definition of Baluchistan

1 arid region of southern Asia bordering on the Arabian Sea in southwestern Pakistan and southeastern Iran south and southwest of Afghanistan
2 or Balochistan \ bə-​ˌlȯ-​chə-​ˈstan How to pronounce Balochistan (audio) , -​ˈstän ; bə-​ˈlȯ-​chə-​ˌstan , -​ˌstän \ province of southwestern Pakistan; capital Quetta population 4,305,000

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“Baluchistan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Baluchistan. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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