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Kohistan, the place of mountains, the land of rebels, the state of free people, as was called, “ Yaghistan” during the British rule. It is the name although given to all the hilly areas, as Dir Kohistan and Swat kohistan, in Malakand Agency, N.W.F.P. Literally the word; “Kohistan” means the place of mountains. The Kohistan under focus is generally called as, “Indus Kohistan” or koastan in the local language and Abasindh Kohistan in Pashto and Urdu.

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