Query: "-stan" in "Afghanistan"

Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Tue Nov 13 16:24:57 UTC 2001


--On Monday, November 12, 2001 6:04 PM -0800 Tom Dalzell
<slangman at PACBELL.NET> wrote:

> " 'Pakistan' is both a Persian and an Urdu word. It is composed of letters
> taken from the names of all our homelands- 'Indian' and 'Asian'. That is,
> Panjab, Afghania (North West Frontier Province), Kashmir, Iran, Sindh
> (including Kach and Kathiawar), Tukharistan, Afghanistan, and Balochistan

                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
                            pmcgraw at linfield.edu

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