afghanistan

  • 1 AFGHANISTAN — Plaque tournante de l’Asie, l’Afghanistan, qui correspond à peu près à l’Aryana de l’Antiquité et au Khorassan du Moyen Âge, a connu beaucoup d’invasions et suscité bien des convoitises. Il fut aux prises, de 1979 à 1988, dans une lutte inégale… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 AFGHANISTAN — AFGHANISTAN, Muslim state in central Asia (Khorasan or Khurasan in medieval Muslim and Hebrew sources). History Early Karaite and Rabbanite biblical commentators regarded Khorasan as a location of the lost ten tribes . Afghanistan annals also… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 3 Afghanistan — n. 1. a mountainous country in central Asia. [WordNet 1.5] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Afghanistan — (Ostpersien, nach seinem wichtigsten Theile Kabulistan genannt). I. (Geogr.), Land in Asien, gehört zu dem großen Hochflächenland Iran; es wird begrenzt im Norden von Kaschgar u. Badakschan, im Nordwesten von Turkestan, im Osten von dem Indus u.… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 5 Afghanistan — (Drangiana und Ariana der Alten, von den Eingebornen Urlajat, »Stammland«, genannt; s. die Karten »Zentralasien« und »Persien«), das nordöstliche Iran zwischen Indien, Belutschistan, Bochara und Persien. Das durch die Stellung der afghanisch… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 6 Afghanistan — Afghānistan, der große nordöstl. Teil des iran. Hochlandes in Asien [Karte: Asien I], 558.000 qkm, ein hohes Bergland (Hindukusch) im N. und NO., mit den prachtvollsten Alpenlandschaften, die ihre Gewässer durch den Kabulfluß östl. dem Indus… …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 7 Afghanistan — [af gan′i stan΄] country in SC Asia, between Iran and Pakistan: 251,773 sq mi (652,090 sq km); pop. 15,551,000; cap. Kabul …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Afghanistan — Islamic Republic of Afghanistan جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان Jomhūrī ye Eslāmī ye Afġānistān (Persian) د افغانستان اسلامي جمهوریت Da Afġānistān Islāmī Jomhoriyat …

    Wikipedia

  • 9 Afghanistan — ‏د افغانستان اسلامي جمهوریت‎ Da Afghānistān Islāmī Dschomhoriyat (Paschtu) ‏ جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان‎ Dschomhuri ye Eslāmi ye Afghānestān (Dari) Islamische Republik Afghanistan …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 10 Afghanistan — 34° 31′ 00″ N 69° 08′ 00″ E / 34.5167, 69.1333 …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 11 Afghanistan — /af gan euh stan /, n. a republic in central Asia, NW of India and E of Iran. 23,738,085; 250,000 sq. mi. (647,500 sq. km). Cap.: Kabul. * * * Afghanistan Introduction Afghanistan Background: Afghanistan s recent history is characterized by war… …

    Universalium

  • 12 Afghanistan — Af|gha|ni|s|tan; s: Staat in Vorderasien. * * * Afghanistan,     Kurzinformation:   Fläche: 652 225 km2   Einwohner: (2002) 24,4 Mio.   Hauptstadt: Kabul   Amtssprachen: Paschto und Dari ( …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 13 Afghanistan — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Afghanistan <p></p> Background: <p></p> Ahmad Shah DURRANI unified the Pashtun tribes and founded Afghanistan in 1747. The country served as a buffer between the… …

    The World Factbook

  • 14 Afghanistan —    A landlocked, mountainous, and arid country of Central Asia on the northwestern frontier of India. Afghanistan was a principal object in the Great Game of imperial rivalry between Great Britain and tsarist Russia. The southward expansion of… …

    Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • 15 Afghanistan —    The KGB and the GRU played important roles in Afghanistan from the mid 1930s to 1989. Both services maintained large rezidenturas (intelligence stations) in Kabul beginning in the 1960s, and both services developed considerable expertise on… …

    Historical dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence

  • 16 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 • Syn: ↑Islamic State of Afghanistan • Derivationally related …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 Afghanistan — noun /æfˈɡæn.ɪˌstæn/ A landlocked country in Central Asia. Official name: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Capital: Kabul. Official languages: Persian (Dari), Pashto. See Also: Afghan, Afghani, AFG …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 Afghanistan — afgano na, Afghanistan → Afganistán …

    Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • 19 Afghanistan —    Estimated Gypsy population: 7,000. Afghanistan is the first country to the west of India and Pakistan where we can identify industrial nomads who do not speak any of the local languages but a dialect from North India, in this case, Inku.… …

    Historical dictionary of the Gypsies

  • 20 Afghanistan — n. Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, country in southwestern Asia …

    English contemporary dictionary

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