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 (kăzh′mîr′, kăsh′-, kăzh-mîr′, kăsh-)
1. A historical region of northwest India and northeast Pakistan. Conquered by the Mughal emperor Akbar in 1586, it later came under the control of Afghanistan (1757) and a Sikh empire (1819). After 1846 it was part of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir.


(Placename) a region of SW central Asia: from the 16th century ruled by the Moguls, Afghans, Sikhs, and British successively; since 1947 disputed between India, Pakistan, and China; 84 000 sq km (33 000 sq miles) in the northwest are held by Pakistan and in part known as Azad Kashmir (Free Kashmir), part as the Northern Areas; an area of 42 735 sq km (16 496 sq miles) in the east (the Aksai Chin) is held by China; the remainder was in 1956 officially incorporated into India as the state of Jammu and Kashmir; traversed by the Himalaya and Karakoram mountain ranges and the Rivers Jhelum and Indus; a fruit-growing and cattle-grazing region, with a woollen industry. Capitals: (Jammu and Kashmir) Srinagar (summer), Jammu (winter); (Azad Kashmir) Muzaffarabad; (Northern Areas) Gilgit


(Textiles) a variant spelling of cashmere


(ˈkæʒ mɪər, ˈkæʃ-)



(ˈkæʃ mɪər, ˈkæʒ-, kæʃˈmɪər, kæʒ-)

1. Also, Cashmere. a region in SW Asia, in N India: sovereignty in dispute between India and Pakistan since 1947.
2. Official name, Jammu and Kashmir. the part of this region occupied by India, forming a state in the Indian union. 7,718,700; ab. 53,500 sq. mi. (138,000 sq. km).Cap.: Srinagar (summer); Jammu (winter).
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Noun1.kashmir - an area in southwestern Asia whose sovereignty is disputed between Pakistan and IndiaKashmir - an area in southwestern Asia whose sovereignty is disputed between Pakistan and India
Harakat ul-Jihad-I-Islami, Harkat-ul-Jihad-e-Islami, HUJI - an extremist militant group in Pakistan occupied Kashmir that seeks an Islamic government and that has had close links and fought with the Taliban in Afghanistan
Line of Control - a 450-mile line that is supposed to indicate the boundary between the part of Kashmir controlled by India and the part controlled by Pakistan
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
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
Karakoram, Karakoram Range, Karakorum Range, Mustagh, Mustagh Range - a mountain range in northern Kashmir; an extension of the Hindu Kush; contains the 2nd highest peak
Nanga Parbat - a mountain in the Himalayas in Kashmir (26,660 feet high)


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References in classic literature ?
While they were doing this they discovered a lot of new and wonderful things that the pirates must have stolen from other ships: Kashmir shawls as thin as a cobweb, embroidered with flowers of gold; jars of fine tobacco from Jamaica; carved ivory boxes full of Russian tea; an old violin with a string broken and a picture on the back; a set of big chess-men, carved out of coral and amber; a walking-stick which had a sword inside it when you pulled the handle; six wine-glasses with turquoise and silver round the rims; and a lovely great sugar-bowl, made of mother o' pearl.
We shall get good lodging at the Kashmir Serai,' said Kim, laughing at his perplexity.
Half pushed, half towed, he arrived at the high gate of the Kashmir Serai: that huge open square over against the railway station, surrounded with arched cloisters, where the camel and horse caravans put up on their return from Central Asia.
From that date Tietjens wore a collar of rough silver and employed a monogram on her night blanket, and the blanket was double-woven Kashmir cloth, for she was a delicate dog.
MIRPUR -- The 30th death anniversary of former AJK president and eminent leader of Kashmir freedom struggle late KH Khrsheed was observed across Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday with due solemnity and reverence with the renewal of the pledge to continue the mission of the departed leader to bring the Kashmir freedom movement to its logical end.
MIRPUR (AJK) -- The 30th death anniversary of eminent Kashmir freedom struggle leader and former Azad Jammu and Kashmir president Khurshid Hassan Khurshid Saturday was marked with solemnity and respect and renewal of the pledge to continue his mission to bring the Kashmir freedom movement to its logical end.
11 (ANI): Massive protests continued in cities across Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) on Sunday over a demand to abolish the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Council headed by the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
India's Kashmir policy will invite eventual international intervention.
The participants demanded of the international community to play their due role for the resolving the Kashmir Issue as per the wishes of Kashmiri people.
All the other Articles of Indian Constitution will then automatically apply to Kashmir.
KARACHI -- What is happening in India-occupied Kashmir defies all norms, human rights charter, Geneva conventions and the rules of war, said Azad Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan in his lecture titled 'Kashmir perceptions and reality' at the University of Karachi on Friday.
London -- The diaspora community in the US, which has the largest concentration of Kashmir outside of Azad Kashmir and Pakistan, has demonstrated strong commitment to the right to self-determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.