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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.
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(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
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(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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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[kæʃˈmɪəʳ] NCachemira f
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[kæʃˈmɪər] nCachemire m
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nKaschmir nt
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[kæʃˈmɪəʳ] nKashmir m
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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.
ISLAMABAD -- Minister for Law and Justice Farogh Naseem Friday said Modi government's unconstitutional steps in Kashmir valley will be challenged at every available forum and warned Indian government to stop human right violation in Indian occupied Kashmir.
ISLAMABAD -- A ceremony was held at Embassy of Pakistan in US to express solidarity with people of Occupied Kashmir.
ISLAMABAD -- Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has categorically said that Pakistan will never backtrack from its principled position on Kashmir dispute under any pressure.
ISLAMABAD -- Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood on Saturday said that Pakistan would continue extending political and moral support to the people of Kashmir at every platform across the globe.
He stated this while speaking during a news conference at Peshawar Press Club on Friday, JI leader said that the initiatives of the incumbent government to downgrade diplomatic ties, suspension of bilateral trade, sending back Indian diplomat to home, were insufficient, which was taken after escalation apprehension on Line of Control and the Indian Held Kashmir. So, he asked the government to take aggressive steps like, shut down of Indian High Commission in Pakistan, closure of airspace for India and others.
ISLAMABAD -- India faces the worst international isolation on Kashmir in seven decades.
QUETTA -- Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan Aliyani has said, the face of India has been unveiled before International community because Indian Government has become prime hurdle in addressing Kashmir issue.