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Pakistan

Line breaks: Paki|stan
Pronunciation: /ˌpɑːkɪˈstɑːn
 
, ˌpakɪ-, -ˈstan/

Definition of Pakistan in English:

A country in South Asia; population 174,578,600 (est. 2009); languages, Urdu (official), Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto; capital, Islamabad.

Pakistan was created as a separate country in 1947, following the British withdrawal from India. It originally comprised two territories, respectively to the east and west of India, in which the population was predominantly Muslim. Civil war in East Pakistan led to the establishment of the independent state of Bangladesh in 1972. Pakistan withdrew from the Commonwealth in 1972 as a protest against international recognition of Bangladesh, but rejoined in 1989; it was suspended 1999–2004 following a military coup

Origin

from Punjab, Afghan Frontier, Kashmir, Baluchistan, lands where Muslims predominated.

Derivatives

Pakistani

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adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • Indians and Pakistanis sat together through the matches in all venues clapping for every run and every wicket.
  • I think Pakistanis should try to rediscover this art that is so beautiful but hidden from our view due to newer art forms.
  • It was interesting to see Indians and Pakistanis sitting cheek by jowl at the stadium and cheering the players.

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