Kashmir[kas̸h′mir, kas̸h mir′]
- region in S Asia, between Afghanistan & Tibet: since 1846, part of Jammu and Kashmir
- Jammu and Kashmir
- valley of the Jhelum River, in W Kashmir
- A historical region of northwest India and northeast Pakistan. Conquered by the Mughal emperor Akbar in 1586, it later came under the control of Afghanistan (1757) and a Sikh empire (1819). After 1846 it was part of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir.
- See Jammu and Kashmir.