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)
Translations
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The epicentre of the earthquake is Hindu Kush region Afghanistan with the underground dept of 169 kilometer.
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The 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck at 38 km depth while its epicenter was Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, the National Seismic Monitoring Centre (NSMC) reported.
and foreign officials confirmed to The News that northwestern Pakistan's impenetrable Hindu Kush mountains - which boast some of the world's tallest climbs - in the Chitral region have been eyed as Bin Laden's hideout since 2006 by Osama hunters aiming for the big kill.
Pakistan's earthquake monitoring centre at Peshawar said that epicenter of the tremor was 290 kilometer away north of Peshawar in the Afghanistans Hindu Kush mountain range and recorded at 5.6 degree on the Richter Scale.
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Before 500 B.C.: Wandering tribes settle in the high valleys of the Hindu Kush mountains.
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