Affghanistan

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Affghanistan

  1. 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.