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Khālistān (‘the land where the khālsā rules’, or ‘the land of the pure’). The name given to the territory which some Sikhs would like to see established as a Sikh homeland. In some estimates, it would be greater than the present Puñjāb, and would include an outlet to the Indian Ocean.

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Khalistan the name given by Sikh nationalists to a proposed independent Sikh state; the name may be compared with Arabic khālsa ‘pure, real, proper’.

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