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Noun: Pakistan  'pa-ki,stan or ,pa-ki'stan [N. Amer], ,pa-ki'stãn [Brit]
  1. A Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
    - Islamic Republic of Pakistan, West Pakistan

Type of: Asian country, Asian nation

Part of: Asia, British Commonwealth, Commonwealth, Commonwealth of Nations

Encyclopedia: Pakistan, Islamic Republic