Usage Arabic, Armenian, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Ukrainian
Scripts كابل(Arabic) Քաբուլ(Armenian) Кабул(Belarusian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Mongolian Cyrillic, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian) কাবুল(Bengali) काबुल(Hindi) كابۋل(Kazakh Arabic) 카불(Korean Hangul)
Pronounced Pron. kah-BOOL(Armenian) KAH-bəl(English) KA-buwl(German) KAH-buwl(Hindi) KAW-bool(Hungarian) ka-BOOL(Italian, Romanian, Spanish) KA-BOOL(Korean) KA-bool(Polish) ku-BOOL(Russian) [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsKaboel (Dutch)
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Meaning & History
From Pashto کابل (Kabal) 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.