Bamian

geographical name
Ba·​mi·​an | \ ˌbä-mē-ˈän How to pronounce Bamian (audio) \
variants: or Bamiyan

Definition of Bamian

town in the western Hindu Kush mountain range of eastern Afghanistan

Note: Two colossal 5th-century figures of the Buddha in niches carved from the rock cliffs at Bamian were destroyed by the Taliban in March 2001.

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“Bamian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bamian. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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