south Asian nation formed 1947 by division of British India, the name apparently proposed 1930s by Muslim students at Cambridge University, first element said to be an acronym from Punjab, Afghan Province, and Kashmir, three regions envisioned as forming the new state, which also made a play on Iranian pak "pure." For second element, see -stan. Related: Pakistani (1941).
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Harper, D. (n.d.). Etymology of Paki. Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved $(datetime), from https://www.etymonline.com/word/Paki