Hindu Kush

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Hindu Kush

 (ko͝osh, kŭsh)
A mountain range of southwest Asia extending more than 805 km (500 mi) westward from northern Pakistan to northeast Afghanistan. It is crossed by several high-altitude passes used as invasion and trade routes since ancient times. The highest elevation is Tirich Mir, 7,708 m (25,289 ft), in Pakistan.

Hindu Kush

(kʊʃ; kuːʃ)
pl n
(Placename) a mountain range in central Asia, extending about 800 km (500 miles) east from the Koh-i-Baba Mountains of central Afghanistan to the Pamirs. Highest peak: Tirich Mir, 7690 m (25 230 ft)

Hin′du Kush′


n.
a mountain range in S Asia, mostly in NE Afghanistan, extending W from the Himalayas. Highest peak, Tirich Mir, 25,230 ft. (7690 m).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hindu Kush - a mountain range extending to the west of the HimalayasHindu Kush - a mountain range extending to the west of the Himalayas
Afghanistan, Islamic State of Afghanistan - a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south; "Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan in 1979"
Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Pakistan, West Pakistan - 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
Khyber Pass - a mountain pass of great strategic and commercial value in the Hindu Kush on the border between northern Pakistan and western Afghanistan; a route by which invaders entered India
Tirich Mir - a mountain in the Hindu Kush in Pakistan (25,230 feet high)
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