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Afghanistan in Chinese / Japanese...

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Japan a fu ga ni su tan
Afghanistan Vertical Wall Scroll

This is Afghanistan in Japanese Katakana.

Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana , it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.


China ā fù hàn
Afghanistan Vertical Wall Scroll

阿富汗 is the Chinese name for the country of Afghanistan

See Also:  Iran | Pakistan | China | Asia


China bā jī sī tǎn
Pakistan Vertical Wall Scroll

巴基斯坦 is the Chinese name for the country of Pakistan

See Also:  India | Asia


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China yī sī lán jiào
Islam Vertical Wall Scroll

This both means and sounds like "Islam" in Mandarin Chinese.

The first three characters sound like the word "Islam," and the last character means "religion" or "teaching." It's the most general term for "Islam" in China. The highest concentration of Muslims in China is Xinjiang (the vast region in northwest China that was called The East Turkistan Republic until 1949 and is sometimes called Chinese Turkistan, Uyghuristan). Here you will find Uygurs, Kazakhs, and Kyrgyz and others that are descendants of Turkmen (possibly mixed with Persians and Arabs). Many of their ancestors were traders who traveled the silk road to buy and sell spices, silk, and exchange other goods from the Orient and the Middle East.

I spent some time in Xinjiang and got to know this community. They are strong people who can endure much. They are friendly and love to have a good time. I was a stranger but treated by villagers (near China's border with Afghanistan) as if I was a good friend.
However, I have heard that it's best not to cross them, as in this land, the law is the blade, and everything is "eye for an eye." The Chinese government has little control in Xinjiang with almost no police officers except in the capital of Urumqi (so it's a 60-hour roundtrip train ride to seek the aid of law enforcement in most cases).

While few seem to be devout, there are at least small mosques in every village. And you will never see a man or woman outside without a head covering.

It should be noted that these people are all citizens of China, but they are officially of the Caucasian race. A visit to Xinjiang will change your idea what it means to be Chinese.

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Mandarin ā fù hàn / a1 fu4 han4
Taiwan a fu han
Islam Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Afghanistan; Afghan

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Mandarin ē // ā / e1 // a1
Taiwan o // a
Japanese kuma / くま
Chinese flatter; prefix used before monosyllabic names, kinship terms etc to indicate familiarity; used in transliteration; also pr. [a4]; abbr. for Afghanistan 阿富汗[A1 fu4 han4]
Japanese (1) corner; nook; recess; (2) a shadow; a shade; (surname) Hodo; (surname) Hotori; (surname) Kuma; (surname) Oka; (personal name) O; (surname) A
M077477 羅陀補羅 Anurādhapura, a northern city of Ceylon, at which tradition says Buddhism was introduced into the island; cf. Abhayagiri, 阿跋.; M077477 樓馱 v. 阿那律Aniruddha.; a or ā, अ, आ. It is the first letter of the Sanskrit Siddham alphabet, and is also translit. by 曷, 遏, 安, 頞, 韻, 噁, etc. From it are supposed to be born all the other letters, and it is the first sound uttered by the human mouth. It has therefore numerous mystical indications. Being also a negation it symbolizes the unproduced, the impermanent, the immaterial; but it is employed in many ways indicative of the positive. Amongst other uses it indicates Amitābha, from the first syllable in that name. It is much in use for esoteric purposes.


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Japanese horumu / ホルム Japanese (abbreviation) (See ホルムアルデヒド) formaldehyde; (place-name) Kholm (Afghanistan); Holm


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Mandarin bǐ lù zhī / bi3 lu4 zhi1
Taiwan pi lu chih
Chinese Balochi (ethnic group of Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan)



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Mandarin kā bù ěr / ka1 bu4 er3
Taiwan k`a pu erh / ka pu erh
Chinese Kabul, capital of Afghanistan


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Mandarin kǎn dà hā / kan3 da4 ha1
Taiwan k`an ta ha / kan ta ha
Chinese Kandahar (town in Southern Afghanistan)


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Mandarin tǎ jí kè / ta3 ji2 ke4
Taiwan t`a chi k`o / ta chi ko
Chinese Tajik ethnic group; Tajikistan, former Soviet republic adjoining Xinjiang and Afghanistan



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Mandarin bā gé lán / ba1 ge2 lan2
Taiwan pa ko lan
Chinese Baghlan province of north Afghanistan



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Mandarin jī jiāng nà / ji1 jiang1 na4
Taiwan chi chiang na
Japanese Keikyōna
Kikana. 'A people in Afghanistan (east of Kandahar, south of Ghazna) ruled A.D. 630 by independent chieftains, perhaps identical with the Kykānān of Arabic chroniclers.' Eitel.


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Mandarin hè lā tè / he4 la1 te4
Taiwan ho la t`e / ho la te
Chinese Herat (city in Afghanistan)



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Mandarin kuò xī duō / kuo4 xi1 duo1
Taiwan k`uo hsi to / kuo hsi to
Japanese Kashita
Khusta, "a district of ancient Tukhara, probably the region south of Talikhan, Lat. 36°42 N., Long. 69°25 E." Eitel. But it may be Khost in Afghanistan, south-west of Peshawar.


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Mandarin ā mǔ hé / a1 mu3 he2
Taiwan a mu ho
Chinese Amu Darya, the biggest river of Central Asia, from Pamir to Aral sea, forming the boundary between Afghanistan and Tajikistan then flowing through Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan; formerly called Oxus by Greek and Western writers, and Gihon by medieval Islamic writers


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Mandarin ā báo jiàn / a1 bao2 jian4
Taiwan a pao chien
Japanese Ahaken
Avakan, Vakhan, Khavakan; Wakhan, an ancient kingdom on the borders of the present Afghanistan, described by Xuanzang as 200 li south-east of Badakshan. Also 濕薄健; 劫薄健.



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Mandarin mǎ ěr jiǎ / ma3 er3 jia3
Taiwan ma erh chia
Chinese Marja (also spelled Marjah or Marjeh), agricultural district in Nad Ali District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan


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Mandarin hè xī nà / he4 xi1 na4
Taiwan ho hsi na
Hosna, or Ghazna, 'the capital of Tsaukūṭa, the present Ghuznee' (Ghazni) in Afghanistan. Eitel.


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Mandarin hè sà luō / he4 sa4 luo1
Taiwan ho sa lo
Hasara, 'the second capital of Tsaukūṭa, perhaps the modern Assaia Hazaréh between Ghuznee and Kandahar in Afghanistan.' Eitel.



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Mandarin jiā zī ní shěng / jia1 zi1 ni2 sheng3
Taiwan chia tzu ni sheng
Chinese Ghazni or Ghaznah province of Afghanistan


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Mandarin kǎn dà hā shěng / kan3 da4 ha1 sheng3
Taiwan k`an ta ha sheng / kan ta ha sheng
Chinese Kandahar province of Afghanistan



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Mandarin bā gé lán shěng / ba1 ge2 lan2 sheng3
Taiwan pa ko lan sheng
Chinese Baghlan province of north Afghanistan



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Mandarin pǔ shí tú yǔ / pu3 shi2 tu2 yu3
Taiwan p`u shih t`u yü / pu shih tu yü
Chinese Pashtu (one of the languages of Afghanistan)


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Mandarin wǎ hǎn zǒu láng / wa3 han3 zou3 lang2
Taiwan wa han tsou lang
Chinese Wakhan Corridor, joining Afghanistan and China (Xinjiang), and dividing Tajikistan from Pakistan



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Mandarin nà dé ā lǐ / na4 de2 a1 li3
Taiwan na te a li
Chinese Nad Ali, town in Helmand province, Afghanistan



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Mandarin luō mó yìn dù / luo1 mo2 yin4 du4
Taiwan lo mo yin tu
Japanese Ramaindo
Helmend a river rising in Afghanistan.



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Mandarin tuō lā bó lā / tuo1 la1 bo2 la1
Taiwan t`o la po la / to la po la
Chinese Torabora mountain area in east Afghanistan, famous for its caves


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Mandarin hè lā tè shěng / he4 la1 te4 sheng3
Taiwan ho la t`e sheng / ho la te sheng
Chinese Herat province of Afghanistan



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Mandarin hè ěr màn dé / he4 er3 man4 de2
Taiwan ho erh man te
Chinese Helmand (name); Helmand province of south Afghanistan, capital Lashkar Gah


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Japanese afuganisutan / アフガニスタン Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (kana only) Afghanistan



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Mandarin mǎ ěr zhā hè / ma3 er3 zha1 he4
Taiwan ma erh cha ho
Chinese Marjah, town in Helmand province, Afghanistan


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Japanese afuganisutan / アフガニスタン Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (kana only) Afghanistan



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Mandarin lā shí kǎ ěr jiā / la1 shi2 ka3 er3 jia1
Taiwan la shih k`a erh chia / la shih ka erh chia
Chinese Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province in south Afghanistan

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Afghanistanアフガニスタンa fu ga ni su tan
Afghanistan阿富汗ā fù hàn
a1 fu4 han4
a fu han
Pakistan巴基斯坦bā jī sī tǎn
ba1 ji1 si1 tan3
ba ji si tan
pa chi ssu t`an
pa chi ssu tan
yī sī lán jiào
yi1 si1 lan2 jiao4
yi si lan jiao
i ssu lan chiao
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