Etymology
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Afghanistan

1798, from Afghani (see Afghan) + -stan. In journalism, Afghanistanism (1955) was "preoccupation with far-away problems and issues to the neglect of local ones."

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Definitions of Afghanistan

Afghanistan (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;
Synonyms: Islamic State of Afghanistan
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