Pakistan

geographical name Pa·ki·stan \ ˈpa-ki-ˌstan , 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

Pakistani

play \ˌpa-ki-ˈsta-nē, ˌpä-ki-ˈstä-\ adjective or noun


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