Pakistan
geographical name country S Asia originally comprising an E division & a W division; a dominion 1947-56, an Islamic republic since 1956, & a member of the Commonwealth of Nations 1956-72; formed from parts of former British India; capital Islamabad area 310,403 square miles (803,944 square kilometers), population 131,434,000 — see East Pakistan, West PakistanPakistani adjective or noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • PAKISTAN — PAKISTAN, Islamic republic, S. Asia, established in 1947 after the partition of India. At the beginning of the 20th century, the largest city, Karachi, had about 2,500 Jews engaged as tradesmen, artisans, and civil servants. Their mother tongue… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Pakistán — Esta es la grafía más extendida en español para el nombre de este país asiático, que coincide, además, con la de su nombre oficial; se desaconseja, por ello, la grafía alternativa y minoritaria Paquistán. Este topónimo puede usarse precedido de… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

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  • Pakistan — south Asian nation formed 1947 by division of British India, the name apparently proposed 1930s by Muslim students at Cambridge University, first element said to be an acronym from Punjab, Afghanistan and Kashmir, three regions envisioned as… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Pakistan — [pak′i stan΄, pä′ki stän΄] country in S Asia, on the Arabian Sea: formed from parts of former British India, it became a dominion (1947 56) & a republic (1956 72; 1989 99) of the Commonwealth: 307,293 sq mi (795,886 sq km); pop. 131,500,000; cap …   English World dictionary

  • Pakistan — This article is about the nation of Pakistan. For other uses, see Pakistan (disambiguation) and Pakistani (disambiguation). Islamic Republic of Pakistan …   Wikipedia

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  • Pakistan — اسلامی جمہوریۂ پاکستان Islāmī Ǧumhūriya i Pākistān (Urdu) Islamic Republic of Pakistan (Engl.) Islamische Republik Pakistan …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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