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æfˈgæn əˌstænAfghanistan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Afghanistan, Islamic State of Afghanistan(noun)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. Afghanistan(ProperNoun)

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

    Etymology: From افغان (Afğān, "Afghan") or افغان (Afġān, "Afghan") + ستان (-stân, "place of").

Freebase

  1. Afghanistan

    Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked sovereign state forming part of South Asia, Central Asia, and to some extent Western Asia. It has a population of around 30 million inhabiting an area of approximately 647,500 km², making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world. It is bordered by Pakistan in the south and the east, Iran in the west, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in the north, and China in the far northeast. Afghanistan has been an ancient focal point of the Silk Road and human migration. Archaeologists have found evidence of human habitation from as far back as the Middle Paleolithic. Urban civilization may have begun in the area as early as 3,000 to 2,000 BCE. Sitting at an important geostrategic location that connects the Middle East culture with Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent, the land has been home to various peoples through the ages and witnessed many military campaigns, notably by Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, and in modern era Western forces. The land also served as a source from which the Greco-Bactrians, Kushans, Hephthalites, Saffarids, Ghaznavids, Ghorids, Khiljis, Timurids, Mughals, Durranis, and others have risen to form major empires.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. afghanistan

    A large country in Central Asia, at war with England 1838, and 1878-79.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Afghanistan

    Pursuant to the Persian stan, the country of the Afghans.

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How to say Afghanistan in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Afghanistan in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Afghanistan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Afghanistan in a Sentence

  1. John Nicholson:

    The United States is committed to an enduring relationship with Afghanistan, we are with you.

  2. Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti:

    If we sent 5,000 up to men to Afghanistan, in a country like Libya that concerns us much more closely and in which the risk of deterioration is much more worrying for Italy, our mission could be substantial and demanding, also in terms of numbers.

  3. Kate Clark:

    I would say that for the president, he recognizes that without the Daesh threat, there would be a lot less international interest in Afghanistan.

  4. Barack Obama:

    Even though we have been able to reduce the number of folks who are deployed in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, there are still folks over there every single day and it's still dangerous, as we saw this past week with the outstanding brave Americans who were killed, and so we never take for granted all what all of you to for the American people. You help keep us free. You help keep us strong. And whatever service you're in, we are extraordinarily grateful for everything you do every single day. And we hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas.

  5. Ashraf Ghani:

    I thank God that today that people's vote will help the republic of Afghanistan to move forward.

Images & Illustrations of Afghanistan

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