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Safīd Kūh
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(p.), in Pas̲h̲to Spīn G̲h̲ar (“The White Mountain”), the name of a mountain range falling mainly in eastern Afghānistān. According to Bābur, it derives its name from its perpetual covering of snow; from its northern slopes, nine rivers run down to the Kābul River ( Bābur-nāma , tr. Beveridge, 209, cf. Appx. E, pp. xvii-xxiii).

The Safīd Kūh, with its outliers, runs from a point to the east of G̲h̲azna [q.v.] in a northeasterly and then easterly direction almost to Attock [see atak ] on the Indus (approx. between longs. 68° 40′ E. and 72° E.), in general separating the Kābul a…

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Bosworth, C.E., “Safīd Kūh”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 10 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6448>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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