noun Etymology: Nuristan, Afghanistan Date: 1951 1. a member of a group of peoples of the Hindu Kush in northeastern Afghanistan 2. the family of languages spoken by the Nuristanis that constitutes a distinct branch of Indo-Iranian

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  • Nuristani — Nuristani,   Bewohner des Hindukusch im östlichen Afghanistan. Die in Sippenverbänden lebenden etwa 60 000 Nuristani betreiben Acker und Gartenbau sowie Ziegenhaltung mit sommerlicher Almwirtschaft. In den waldreichen Gebirgstälern entwickelten… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Nuristani — in Kabul Die Nuristani (oder Nuristaner) sind eine kleine Volksgruppe in Afghanistan und Pakistan. Ihre Sprachen bilden neben dem Iranischen und Indoarischen einen separaten Zweig der indoiranischen Sprachen, siehe den Artikel Nuristani Sprachen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Nuristani — may refer to: the Nuristani people the Nuristani languages This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point direc …   Wikipedia

  • Nuristani — /noor euh stah nee, stan ee/, n., pl. Nuristanis, (esp. collectively) Nuristani for 1. 1. Kafir (def. 1). 2. Kafiri. * * * ▪ people also called  Nuri, Kaffir, or Kafir        (Arabic …   Universalium

  • nuristani — ˌn(y)u̇rə̇ˈstänē noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Persian nūristānī, from Nūristān, region of northeastern Afghanistan 1. : kafiri 2. : kafir …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nuristani — noun Any member of an ethnic group found mostly in the Nuristan, Laghman and Kunar provinces of Afghanistan, now generally Muslim but having once had an Indo Iranian polytheistic religion …   Wiktionary

  • nuristani — nur·i·stani …   English syllables

  • Nuristani — Nu•ris•ta•ni [[t]ˌnʊər əˈstɑ ni, ˈstæn i[/t]] n. pl. nis 1) peo a native or inhabitant of Nuristan 2) peo a group of languages spoken in Nuristan …   From formal English to slang

  • Nuristani people — Total population ca. 125,000–300,000[1] Regions with significant …   Wikipedia

  • Nuristani languages — Nuristani Geographic distribution: Nuristan Linguistic classification: Indo European Indo Iranian Nuristani Subdivisions …   Wikipedia

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