Type Country
Pronounced Pron. af-gha-nees-TAN(Arabic) af-GAN-i-stan(English) AF-GA-NEES-TAHN(French)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Pashto افغانستان (Afghanistan), from the Persian ethnic name افغان (Afghan) meaning "Afghan, Pashtun" combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". This is the name of a country in central Asia.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesAfganistan(Bulgarian) Afganistan(Croatian) Afganistan(Estonian) Afganistan(Finnish) Afganistan(Greek) Afganistan(Icelandic) Afganistan(Indonesian) Avganistan(Macedonian) Afghanestan(Persian) Afganistan(Polish) Afeganistão(Portuguese) Afganistan(Russian) Avganistan(Serbian) Afganistan(Slovak) Afganistan(Slovene) Afganistán(Spanish)
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Entry updated June 9, 2023