Balkh

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Balkh

 (bälk) Formerly Bac·tra (băk′trə)
An ancient city in present-day northern Afghanistan. One of the world's oldest settlements, it was the capital of Bactria and is the legendary birthplace of the prophet Zoroaster.
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Balkh

(bɑːlk)
n
(Placename) a region of N Afghanistan, corresponding to ancient Bactria. Chief town: Mazar-i-Sharif
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Balkh

(bɑlx)

n.
a town in N Afghanistan: capital of ancient Bactria.
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