Variations on the word "Afghan" may go back as early
as a 3rd-century-AD Sasanian reference to "Abgan." The
earliest Muslim reference to the Afghans probably dates to AD 982,
but tribes related to the modern Afghans have lived in the region
for many generations. For millennia, the land now called Afghanistan
has been the meeting place of four cultural and ecological areas:
the Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia, and East Asia.
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