Afghanistan etymology

English word Afghanistan comes from Persian افغان (Afghan. Pashtun Alas. Oh Cry. Lamentation.)

Detailed word origin of Afghanistan

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
افغان Persian (fas) Afghan. Pashtun Alas. Oh Cry. Lamentation.
Afghanistan English (eng) A landlocked country in Central Asia. Official name: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Words with the same origin as Afghanistan

Descendants of افغان
Afghan Afghanization Afghanness