North-West Frontier Province love

North-West Frontier Province

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

  • A historical region of northwest Pakistan on the Afghanistan border. Long a strategic area because of its proximity to the Khyber Pass, it is the traditional home of the Pathans, an Indo-Iranian people. The region was annexed by the British in 1849 and became part of Pakistan after independence was achieved in 1947.

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