Nuristani

noun

Nur·​i·​stani ˌnu̇r-ə-ˈstä-nē How to pronounce Nuristani (audio)
ˌnyu̇r-
1
: a member of a group of peoples of the Hindu Kush in northeastern Afghanistan
2
: the family of languages spoken by the Nuristanis that constitutes a distinct branch of Indo-Iranian

Word History

Etymology

Nuristan, Afghanistan

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Nuristani was in 1950

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“Nuristani.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nuristani. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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