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
Pakistaniplay \ˌpa-ki-ˈsta-nē, ˌpä-ki-ˈstä-\ adjective or noun
PAKISTAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of Pakistan for English Language Learners
: country in Asia
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