Afghanistan

Afghanistan

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noun


(1)   A mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south
"Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan in 1979"
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Etymology


is believed by many modern Indic scholars to have been derived from a term though, some people claim its origin from the word or else from the word ; + suffix . cf Persian

See: Wikipedia article on Etymology of Afghanistan. Also see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan#Origin_and_history_of_the_name

Proper noun


Afghanistan
  1. A landlocked country in Central Asia. Official name: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Capital: Kabul. Official languages: Persian (Dari), Pashto.