Nuristani

noun
Nur·​i·​stani | \ ˌnu̇r-ə-ˈstä-nē How to pronounce Nuristani (audio) , ˌnyu̇r- \

Definition of Nuristani

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

First Known Use of Nuristani

1950, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Nuristani

Nuristan, Afghanistan

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“Nuristani.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nuristani. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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