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Hindū Kus̲h̲
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, extensive range of mountains in northern Afg̲h̲ānistān, which forms the watershed between the river systems of the Amū Daryā and the Indus [qq.v.]. The range extends in a westerly direction from the junction of the Mustag̲h̲ and Sariḳol ranges in the region of the Pāmirs to where it is extinguished among the low hills of the Paropamisus range. The Kūh-i Bābā mountains are not so much an extension of the Hindū Kus̲h̲ as an overlapping range, separated from the Hindū Kus̲h̲ itself by the Bāmiyān valley. The origin of the name Hind…

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Yapp, M.E., “Hindū Kus̲h̲”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 21 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2885>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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