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Type Settlement
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. KAH-bəl
, kə-BUWL

Meaning & History

From Pashto کابل (Kabel) which may have been derived from Kambuja or Kamboja, the name of an ancient Indo-Iranian tribe and kingdom. The name is of uncertain meaning, possibly from Sanskrit काम (kama) meaning "love, desire" and भुज् (bhuj) meaning "use, possess, rule". This is the name of the capital city of Afghanistan.
Added 10/2/2020 by lezginkas
Edited 9/25/2021 by lezginkas

See Also

User submissions Kábul, Kabúl, Kabûl