Meaning of North-West Frontier Province

North'-West Frontier' Prov"ince

Pronunciation: (nôrth'west", -west'), [key]
  1. a province in Pakistan, bordering Punjab and Kashmir on the west: a former province of British India. 10,885,000; 28,773 sq. mi. (77,516 sq. km). Cap.: Peshawar.
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