- Archaic spelling of Afghanistan.
1851 October 18, Herman Melville, chapter 1, in The Whale, 1st British edition, London: Richard Bentley, OCLC 14262177; Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, 1st American edition, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers; London: Richard Bentley, 14 November 1851, OCLC 57395299:
- BLOODY BATTLE IN AFFGHANISTAN
- 1873 (Jun), "Our Coming Guest", Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, page 715
- The line of conduct we have pursued for the last forty years in dealing with Affghanistan and Persia has been most injudicious.