from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A landlocked country of southwest-central Asia. Since ancient times the region has been crisscrossed by invaders, including Persians, Macedonians, Arabs, Turks, and Mongols. Afghan tribes united in the 18th century under a single leadership, but a fully independent state did not emerge until 1919. Kabul is the capital and the largest city. Population: 31,900,000.
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- proper n. A landlocked country in Central Asia. Official name: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Capital: Kabul. Official languages: Persian (Dari), Pashto.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a mountainous country in central Asia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
From Persian افغان (Afğān, "Afghan") or Arabic افغان (Afġān, "Afghan") + Persian ستان (-stân, "place of"). (Wiktionary)