Pronunciation: (kazh'mēr, kash'-), [key]
Pronunciation: (kash'mēr, kazh'-, kash-mēr', kazh-), [key]
1. Also,Cashmere.a former princely state in SW Asia, adjacent to India, Pakistan, Sinkiang, and Tibet: sovereignty in dispute between India and Pakistan since 1947.
2. Official name, Jammu and Kashmir. the part of this state occupied by India, forming a state in the Indian union. 5,220,000; ab. 53,500 sq. mi. (138,000 sq. km). Cap.: Srinagar (summer); Jammu (winter).
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