American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A region of northeast Afghanistan on the southern slopes of the Hindu Kush.
“Lake Oswego, Ore., died Dec. 5 in Nuristan, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.”
“By then I knew the level of fraud and corruption in Nuristan was going to hit the roof, and it did.”
“[T] he troops in Nuristan have also suffered from sheer isolation and the topography of the Hindu Kush.”
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“Thus the Western African Jihads and the jihad against the “Kafirs” of “Kafiristan” in Afghanistan “The land of Unbelievers” — after their forced conversion in the late 19th century, now known as Nuristan — the land of light were perfectly permissible.”
“NIC ROBERTSON, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: The province is called Nuristan, which means land of enlightenment.”
“The province is called Nuristan, which means land of enlightenment.”
“It was called the Nuristan-Kunar corridor, and American military planners fear that al-Qaeda is trying to revive it.”
“ROBERTSON: What's happening, the U.S. military is expending its influence into Nuristan, which is a very, very mountainous area, it's the Hindu Kush Mountains, very steeply sided valleys.”
“KASURI: On the other side, there is Nuristan, which is a wooded area.”
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