from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • 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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  • proper noun A region in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent, between India, Pakistan and China.

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  • noun an area in southwestern Asia whose sovereignty is disputed between Pakistan and India


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