Kabulistan

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Map of the Kingdom of Caboul, published in 1838 by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. The name Caboul was attributed to most of current territories of Afghanistan.

Kabulistan (Pashto/Persian: کابلستان‎) is a historical regional name referring to the territory that is centered around present-day Kabul Province of Afghanistan.[1][2] It included the land as far as Peshawar in what is now Pakistan. South of Kabulistan was the region of Afghanistan and to the northwest was Khorasan.[3]

European book writers during the 18th to the 20th centuries sometimes referred to Durrani Empire as the Kingdom of Caboul.[4] Even in present-day, the West commonly uses the Afghan capital of "Kabul" when referring to the Government of Afghanistan. This is the case with all other countries of the world.

The earliest rulers of Kabulistan were the Kabul Shahis, who ruled the region between 565 and 879 AD. Kabul Shahis had built a defensive wall around the city of Kabul to protect it against invaders, but despite that, they were conquered by the Saffarids of Zaranj.[5] The remaining of these walls are still visible over the mountains which are located inside the Kabul city.

See also[edit]

Kabul Shahi

Notes[edit]

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  2. ^ Section 14 – The Kingdom of Gaofu (Kabul)
  3. ^ Travels in Asia and Africa, 1325-1354 (reprint, illustrated ed.). Routledge. 2004. p. 177. ISBN 0-415-34473-5. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  4. ^ "History of Afghanistan, from the Earliest Period to the Outbreak of the War of 1878", p.2, George Bruce Malleson, Elibron Classics Series, 2005 Adament Media Corporation, LINK
  5. ^ Kohzad, Ahmad Ali, "Kabul Shāhāni Berahmanī", 1944, Kabul