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Type Settlement
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈkɑː.bəl/, /kə.ˈbʊl/  [key·simplify]

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 HL
Edited 9/25/2021 by HL

See Also

User submissions Kábul, Kabúl, Kabûl