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
Hindukusch
Hindukusz
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According to the Met Office, clouds bearing winds of up to 20-30km per hour will enter the country from the northwest after hitting the Hindukush mountains in Afghanistan.
His ancestors belonged to the southern foothills of the Hindukush mountains in Laghman province of Afghanistan, to the north of the modern Jalalabad-Kabul highway.
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On Saturday, the World Bank signed an agreement to provide $250 million as grant to Afghanistan to improve its roads across the Hindukush mountains.
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