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ˈpæk əˌstæn, ˌpɑ kəˈstɑnPak·istan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Pakistan, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, West Pakistannoun

    a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947

Wiktionary

  1. Pakistannoun

    Country in South Asia. Official name: Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

  2. Etymology: From Urdu and Persian "Land of the Pure", from پاک and ستان (stān, "-stan"). The word was coined by Choudhary Rahmat Ali, who published it in the pamphlet Now or Never issued on January 28, 1933 as an acronym of the names of the "Muslim homelands" of western India — Punjab, Afghania, Kashmir, Sindh, and Balochistan. An i was later added to the English rendition of the name to ease pronunciation.

Freebase

  1. Pakistan

    Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a sovereign country in South Asia. With a population exceeding 180 million people, it is the sixth most populous country in the world. Located at the crossroads of the strategically important regions of South Asia, Central Asia and Western Asia, Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west and north, Iran to the southwest and China in the far northeast. It is separated from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's narrow Wakhan Corridor in the north, and also shares a marine border with Oman. The territory of modern Pakistan was home to several ancient cultures, including the Neolithic Mehrgarh and the Bronze Age Indus Valley Civilisation, and has undergone invasions or settlements by Hindu, Persian, Indo-Greek, Islamic, Turco-Mongol, Afghan and Sikh cultures. The area has been ruled by numerous empires and dynasties, including the Indian Mauryan Empire, the Persian Achaemenid Empire, the Arab Umayyad Caliphate, the Mongol Empire, the Mughal Empire, the Durrani Empire, the Sikh Empire and the British Empire. As a result of the Pakistan Movement led by Muhammad Ali Jinnah and India's struggle for independence, Pakistan was created in 1947 as an independent nation for Muslims from the regions in the east and west of India where there was a Muslim majority. Initially a dominion, Pakistan adopted a new constitution in 1956, becoming an Islamic republic. A civil war in 1971 resulted in the secession of East Pakistan as the new country of Bangladesh.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Pakistan' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4834

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pakistan in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pakistan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Pakistan in a Sentence

  1. Nicholas Rasmussen:

    The rate of foreign fighter travel to Syria is unprecedented, it exceeds the rate of travelers who went to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen or Somalia at any point in the last 20 years.

  2. Akhilesh Narayan Singh:

    It is in this situation I told them to go to Pakistan.

  3. Mike Pompeo:

    Sabika's death and that of the other victims is heartbreaking and will be mourned deeply both here in the United States, and in Pakistan.

  4. Michael Kugelman:

    ( Pakistan) can also now request a somewhat lesser sum from the IMF, which in turn will reduce some of the political risks of venturing to the Fund, a move that never plays well within the court of Pakistani opinion.

  5. Hafiz Saeed:

    The U.S. stands with India in their enmity towards Pakistan, we want to request the army chief and make the air chief realize that it is their duty to shoot down any drone that comes into Pakistan and respond to it in kind.

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