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Kafiristan

[kah-fi-ri-stahn, kaf-er-uh-stan] /ˌkɑ fɪ rɪˈstɑn, ˌkæf ər əˈstæn/
noun
1.
former name of Nuristan.
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  • The wild and savage altitudes of Badakshan and Kafiristan by no means exhaust the unexplored 512 tracts of Afghanistan.

    The Gates of India Thomas Holdich
  • The northern frontier is split by the narrow Minjan valley of Badakshan, which seems to rise in the very heart of Kafiristan.

  • They were tall and black, and coming home I saw them fight like wild goats — there are lots of goats in Kafiristan.

    The Man Who Would Be King Rudyard Kipling
  • Kafiristan is, however, in these modern days very much curtailed as the home of the Kafir.

    The Gates of India Thomas Holdich
  • What did you and Daniel Dravot do when the camels could go no further because of the rough roads that led into Kafiristan?

    The Man Who Would Be King Rudyard Kipling
  • This is a part of unexplored Kafiristan rather than Badakshan, and he will be a bold man indeed who undertakes its investigation.

    The Gates of India Thomas Holdich
  • To this day hymns are unwittingly sung to Bacchus in the dales and glens of Kafiristan.

  • They were tall and black, and coming home I saw them fight like wild goats—there are lots of goats in Kafiristan.

British Dictionary definitions for Kafiristan

Kafiristan

/ˌkæfɪrɪˈstɑːn/
noun
1.
the former name of Nuristan
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