Nuristan
Nuristān (Persian/Nuristani/Pashto: نورستان‎), also spelled Nurestān or Nooristan, is a region in Afghanistan embedded in the south of the Hindu Kush valleys. Its administrative center is Parun. It was formerly known as Kafiristan ("land of the unbelievers") until the inhabitants were converted to Islam in 1896, and thence the region has become known as Nuristan ("Land of Light").
Today it is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, formed in 1989 and officially established in 2001 from the northern parts of Laghman Province and Kunar Province. Its administrative center, Parun, is located in the Parun valley. Before 2001 its administrative center was situated in Laghman province due to Mujahideen control over Nuristan province.
The primary occupations are agriculture, animal husbandry, and day labor. Located on the southern slopes of the Hindu Kush mountains in the northeastern part of the country, Nuristan spans the basins of the Alingâr, Pech, Landai Sin, and Kunar rivers. It is bordered on the north by Badakhshan Province, on the south by Laghman and Kunar provinces, on the west by Panjshir Province, and on the east by Pakistan.

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Nuristani people - Wikipedia, the free…
The Nuristani people are an Indo-European Indo-Iranian -speaking ethnic group native to the Nuristan region of eastern Afghanistan. The Nuristanis are a people whose ...
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Nuristan Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nuristān (Persian/Nuristani/Pashto: نورستان‎), also spelled Nurestān or Nooristan , is a region in Afghanistan embedded in the south of the Hindu Kush valleys.
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Taliban's shadow governor for Nuristan again reported killed in ...
Jun 23, 2013 ... Afghan officials are again reporting that Sheikh Dost Mohammed, the Taliban's shadow governor for Nuristan province, has been killed in a US ...
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Taliban and Afghan police suffer heavy casualties in Nuristan ...
Jul 6, 2013 ... At least 20 militants and around 21 Afgan police forces were killed or injured during clashes that lasted for almost 48 hours in eastern Nuristan ...
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BBC News - Afghanistan's Nuristan province 'at mercy of the Taliban'
Mar 20, 2013 ... Local officials say Nuristan is at risk of being over-run by the Taliban after Nato pulled out - could other Afghan provinces go the same way?
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Nuristan travel guide - Wikitravel
Open source travel guide to Nuristan, featuring up-to-date information on attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, travel tips and more. Free and reliable advice ...
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Richard Strand's Nuristân Site
Note the NEW LOCATION of this website: http://Nuristan.info. Please update your bookmarks. Author's Preface. This site contains previously unpublished ...
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Nuristan - Matthew Leeming
Intriguingly, when Alexander conquered the inhabitants of what is now Nuristan he greeted them as fellow worshippers of Dionysus. Certain tribal groupings in ...
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Kunar and Nuristan: Rethinking U.S. Counterinsurgency Operations ...
This paper documents Coalition and Afghan efforts to implement counterinsurgency in Kunar and Nuristan.
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Afghanistan's Nuristan province “at mercy of the Taliban” « RAWA ...
Mar 20, 2013 ... BBC News: Mountainous Nuristan is one of the most volatile and inaccessible provinces in Afghanistan, writes the BBC's Bilal Sarwary.
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Nuristan , region on the southern slopes of the Hindu Kush, NE Afghanistan, bordered on the E by Pakistan. Formerly called Kafiristan , it is.
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A Passage to Nuristan: Exploring the Mysterious Afghan Hinterland
A Passage to Nuristan: Exploring the Mysterious Afghan Hinterland
Nicholas Barrington, Joseph T. Kendrick, Reinhard Schlagintweit, 2006
This is the story of three young westerners--a Briton, an American and a German--who in 1960 set out to penetrate a land that few westerners had set eyes on.
Nuristan Provincial Handbook: A Guide to the People and the Province
Nuristan Provincial Handbook: A Guide to the People and the Province
Richard Strand, Nick Dowling, Tom Praster, 2009
A concise and contemporary guide designed to orient and inform readers about the people, politics, and places of Nuristan.
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Articles on Nuristan Province, Including: Ashku, Kom People ...
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Taliban's shadow governor for Nuristan again reported killed in airstrike - The Long War Journal
www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/06/talibans_shadow_gove.php
Taliban and Afghan police suffer heavy casualties in Nuristan - Khaama Press (KP) | Afghan Online Newspaper
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ISAF kills 2 'Arab'-linked commanders in Nuristan - The Long War Journal
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Foreign insurgents preparing for major Nuristan attack | Pajhwok Afghan News
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of foreign fighters who have sneaked into eastern Nuristan province are preparing for a major attack, an official claimed on Saturday.
www.pajhwok.com/en/2013/06/15/foreign-insurgents-preparing-major-nuristan-attack
Nuristan authorities kill 4 militants - Central Asia Online
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Afghanistan’s Nuristan province “at mercy of the Taliban” « RAWA News
BBC News: Mountainous Nuristan is one of the most volatile and inaccessible provinces in Afghanistan, writes the BBC’s Bilal Sarwary. It is also one of its most insecure - could other parts of the country go the same way? Nuristan is geographically cut off from the rest of Afghanistan and has next to no infrastructure, few medical facilities and endemic corruption.
www.rawa.org/temp/runews/2013/03/20/afghanistan-s-nuristan-province-at-mercy-of-the-taliban.html
Road connecting Nuristan and Badakhshan to be built soon | Wadsam
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Wakht News Agency - Taliban governor among four killed in Nuristan drone attack
Taliban governor among four killed in Nuristan drone attack
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No mega project in Nuristan since 2012: governor | Pajhwok Afghan News
JALALABAD (PAN): Nuristan governor Tamim Nuristani on Saturday acknowledged that no mega development project could be executed in the eastern province since last year, accusing the Ministry of Finance of refusing to release funds in this regard, despite President Hamid Karzai's directives.
www.pajhwok.com/en/2013/02/09/no-mega-project-nuristan-2012-governor
Nuristan Airstrike Kills 14 Insurgents: Local Officials
At least 14 Taliban insurgents including three foreigners have been killed and 21 other insurgents wounded in a US airstrike in eastern Nuristan province on Monday afternoon, Afghan local officials said Tuesday.
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