Talk:Hindu Kush

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The World Book Encyclopedia[edit]

The World Book Encyclopedia Volume 19 here has been used a source. However the publisher hasn't been detailed. I've found many and it hasn't been detailed whether it's the same well-known World Book Encyclopedia. While scouring the well-known World Book Encyclopedia published by World Book Inc., I have come across an anomaly. Volume 19 is about enteries beginning with T. It is Volume 9 which is for entries beginning with H. It does mention Hindu Kush. But as the source is not openly available, I haven't been able to read and verify what is said about it. I don't oppose sources that are not available to access, but the source used here does seem to be wrong. And for adding a new source it's content needs to be verified by someone. It seems someone copied it from the Internet without checking the source itself. I will be thankful to whoever can manage to access it. Thank you. (talk) 20:07, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

No matter, I found it on Internet Archive by. You'll need to borrow it under a free account ( I was correct, that the source used here is incorrect. It's Volume 9 page 235, not Volume 19 page 237. It states "The name kush, which means death, was probably given to the mountains because of their dangerous passes." (talk) 20:26, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Minor Items[edit]

I'm not certain but i think it is fairly unlikely that the area was referred to "in the time of Alexander The Great" as Caucasus Indicus - which is clearly a Latin term, while Alex and his fellows were among other things Greek, not Latin (no Rome yet) and the Latin of the time being very different. I would presume that it was referred to by an Attic Greek term. (talk) 02:39, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

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