Baluchistan



an arid mountainous region in S Asia, in SE Iran and SW Pakistan, bordering on the Arabian Sea.
a former territory of W British India, now incorporated into Pakistan.
Contemporary Examples

Indeed, more than 55,000 Pakistani troops are in Baluchistan waging a war of their own.
The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan Umar Farooq December 28, 2014

Before it was split between Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, Baluchistan spread over an area slightly larger than California.
The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan Umar Farooq December 28, 2014

For the last nine years, they have battled secular Baluch nationalists who would like to see an independent Baluchistan.
The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan Umar Farooq December 28, 2014

Historical Examples

Beyond it, north and south, lies independent Baluchistan, which is under British political control.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 Various

Rug-making is the only industry that connects Baluchistan with the rest of the world.
Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway

The Baluchistan rugs are usually very dark in color, with bright red designs and striped ends of cotton warp.
Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway

“Well, tell us about Baluchistan, then,” suggested Mr. Pottle.
The Sin of Monsieur Pettipon Richard Connell

Thus southern Baluchistan comprises four hydrographical sections.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 Various

They are identical in shape and colour with ancient Egyptian beads and other beads obtained from ancient cities in Baluchistan.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6 Various

Baluchistan can no longer be regarded as a distinct entity amongst Asiatic nations, such as Afghanistan undoubtedly is.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7 Various

noun
a mountainous region of SW Asia, in SW Pakistan and SE Iran
a province of SW Pakistan: a former territory of British India (until 1947). Capital: Quetta. Pop: Pop: 7 450 000 (2003 est)

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