from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A mountainous region of south-central Asia mostly in Tajikistan with extensions in northern Afghanistan, northern Kashmir, and western China. The Pamirs rise to 7,500 m (24,590 ft) at Communism Peak.
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- proper n. A mountain range in Central Asia.
- proper n. A group of languages spoken in the Pamir mountains.
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Prince Hohenlohe -- aiming, and for a time with some partial success, at re-establishing friendly relations with Russia, the advantages of a good understanding between Great Britain and Germany were obvious; for hardly had the difficulties on the North-West frontiers of India been for the time quieted by the "Pamir" Treaty of 1895, [Footnote: This Treaty was made while Lord Kimberley was Foreign Secretary.] when the war between
The Oxus was swift, cold, and deep because it was fed by melting snows at its headwaters in the high Pamir Mountains to the east.
With government funding, Mr. Porshnev launched a Soviet Snowperson Commission that after 1958 trudged through the Pamir Mountains of modern-day Tajikistan and the Caucasus region.
Save for the good work of the Aga Khan Development Network in the greater Badakhshan-Pamir region, it is otherwise an area of sore neglect and heavy corruption overwhelmed by Afghan narcotics trafficking networks.
The aircraft on the Kabul-Kunduz route appeared to lack heating or air conditioning, said Cristina Hernandez, a consultant in Kunduz with the German nonprofit group GTZ, who often took Pamir flights between the two cities.
I had crossed one of the longest of them from its origin at 4500 m altitude to its tongue at 3500 m, a Zeravshan glacier in Pamir region.
In the village, he found a mosque with an adjacent house, about 40 Afghan-assembled Pamir motorbikes parked outside.
In the village, he found a mosque and an adjacent house, with about 40 Afghan-assembled Pamir motorbikes outside.
Helicopter gun ships thundered up valleys of the Pamir mountains looking for Islamic guerrillas who ambushed a military convoy, killing 25 soldiers and wounding another 20.
The Hindu Kush, which stretched six hundred miles from the Helmand valley in southern Afghanistan to the Pamir Knot, where China, Tajikistan, Pakistan, and Afghanistan joined, had its center near Bamiyan.
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