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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Jinnah, Mohammed Ali 1876-1948. Founder and first governor-general (1947-1948) of Pakistan. When India's independence from Britain was imminent, he feared the Muslim minority would be oppressed by the Hindus and insisted on a Muslim homeland, founded in 1947 as Pakistan.

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  • n. Indian statesman who was the founder of Pakistan as a Muslim state (1876-1948)

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