Definition of Afghanistan in English :

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Afghanistan meaning in English

Meaning of Afghanistan in English

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Afghanistan pronunciation in English

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1. afghanistan, islamic state of afghanistan

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

Example Sentences:
'Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan in 1979'

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a republic in central Asia: became independent in 1919; occupied by Soviet troops, 1979–89; controlled by mujaheddin forces from 1992 until 1996 when Taliban forces seized power; in the US-led 'war on terror' (2001) the Taliban were overthrown although their insurgency continues; generally arid and mountainous, with the Hindu Kush range rising over 7500 m (25 000 ft) and fertile valleys of the Amu Darya, Helmand, and Kabul Rivers. Official languages: Pashto and Dari (Persian), Uzbek and Turkmen also widely spoken. Religion: Muslim. Currency: afghani. Capital: Kabul. Pop: 35 530 081 (2017 est). Area: 657 500 sq km (250 000 sq miles)

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country in SC Asia, between Iran and Pakistan: 251,773 sq mi (652,090 sq km); pop. 15,551,000; cap. Kabul

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A landlocked country of southwest-central Asia. Frequently dominated since ancient times by foreign empires, Afghanistan gained full independence only in 1919. The USSR invaded in 1979 but met fierce resistance from Afghan insurgents and withdrew its troops in 1989. The resulting power vacuum led to the rise of the Taliban, which established strict Islamic rule over most of the country. The Taliban was overthrown by a US-led invasion in 2001 that set up a pro-Western government, although armed resistance continued in many parts of the country. Kabul is the capital and the largest city.

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