Nuristan

geographical name
Nu·​ri·​stan | \ ˌnu̇r-i-ˈstan How to pronounce Nuristan (audio) , -ˈstän\
variants: or formerly Kafiristan \ ˌka-​fə-​ri-​ˈstan How to pronounce Kafiristan (audio) , -​ˈstän \

Definition of Nuristan

mountainous area of eastern Afghanistan south of the Hindu Kush mountain range

Comments on Nuristan

What made you want to look up Nuristan? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

standardized text or formulaic language

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Finance Words Quiz

  • a-piggy-bank
  • The etymology of mortgage is related most closely to which two words?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!