palaver \pa*la"ver\ (?), n. [sp. palabra, or pg. palavra, fr. l. parabola a comparison, a parable, ll., a word. see parable.]
1. talk; conversation; esp., idle or beguiling talk; talk intended to deceive; flattery.
2. in africa, a parley with the natives; a talk; hence, a public conference and deliberation; a debate. this epoch of parliaments and eloquent palavers. arlyle.
islamic republic of pakistan
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1. 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
(synonym) Islamic Republic of Pakistan, West Pakistan
(hypernym) Asian country, Asian nation
(class) panchayat, panchayet, punchayet
(class) al-Qaeda, Qaeda, al-Qa'ida, al-Qaida, Base
PK (ISO 3166),
PAK (ISO 3166),
PK (FIPS 10-4)
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The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with two sections West and East) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved, and India and Pakistan have fought two wars - in 1947-48 and 1965 - over the disputed Kashmir territory. A third war between these countries in 1971 - in which India capitalized on Islamabad's marginalization of Bengalis in Pakistani politics - resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh. In response to Indian nuclear weapons testing, Pakistan conducted its own tests in 1998. The dispute over the state of Kashmir is ongoing, but recent discussions and confidence-building measures may be a start toward lessened tensions.
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