the Pamirs

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Noun1.the Pamirs - a mountain range in central Asia that is centered in Tajikistan but extends into Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan and Pakistan and western China
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"
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
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
Kirgizia, Kirgizstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Kyrgyzstan, Kirghizia, Kirghizstan, Kirgiz, Kirghiz - a landlocked republic in west central Asia bordering on northwestern China; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
Republic of Tajikistan, Tadjik, Tadzhikistan, Tajikistan, Tajik, Tadzhik - a landlocked mountainous republic in southeast central Asia to the north of Afghanistan; formerly an Asian soviet
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The delegation of Ton district of Issyk-Kul region visited the ethnic Kyrgyz from the Pamirs, who now live in Kulanak village of Naryn region, Turmush reports.
Ethnic Kyrgyz from the Pamirs live today in 271 so-called kibits, Minister of Labor, Migration and Youth Aliyasbek Alymkulov said on November 27 at a press conference in Bishkek upon visit of the Government's delegation to the area.
O The Pamirs Eco-Cultural Tourism Association (PECTA) is also working hard to develop tourism through its members in Pamir mountain region.
He's living among Neanderthal hippies who have found the best piece of real estate in the Pamirs, a cozy spot with a subtropical microclimate.
Glacier area was reduced by 25-30 percent in the Tien Shan, by 30-35 percent in the Pamirs and by more than 50 percent in northern Afghanistan, the UNEP data shows.