geographical name
Pa·​ki·​stan | \ ˈpa-ki-ˌstan How to pronounce Pakistan (audio) , ˌpä-ki-ˈstän\

Definition of Pakistan

country in southern Asia bordering the Arabian Sea; originally comprising two parts—West Pakistan (now Pakistan) and East Pakistan (now Bangladesh)—separated by about 1000 miles (1600 kilometers) of northern India; a dominion 1947–56, an Islamic republic since 1956, and a member of the Commonwealth of Nations 1956–72; formed from parts of former British India; capital Islamabad area 307,373 square miles (796,096 square kilometers), population 193,240,000 — see east pakistan, west pakistan

Other Words from Pakistan

Pakistani \ ˌpa-​ki-​ˈsta-​nē How to pronounce Pakistani (audio) , ˌpä-​ki-​ˈstä-​ \ adjective or noun

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