Kashmir

geographical name
Kash·​mir | \ ˈkash-ˌmir How to pronounce Kashmir (audio) , ˈkazh-ˌmir, kash-ˈmir, kazh-ˈmir \

Definition of Kashmir

1 or formerly Cashmere mountainous region of the northern part of the Indian subcontinent west of Tibet and southwest of Xinjiang Uygur — see also kashmiri sense 2

Note: Kashmir includes the valley called Vale of Kashmir that is watered by the Jhelum River.

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“Kashmir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kashmir. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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