Therefore, Afghanistan translates to the "Afghan-land; place of the Afghans" in the nation's official languages, Pashto and Dari.
It is said that the word 'Afghanistan' is derived from two Sanskrit words, first is avagāṇa (Sanskrit: अवगाण) which was used by the Indian astronomer Varahamihira in his Bṛhat Saṃhitā in the 6th century Arbëri, its medieval endonym: "Land of the Albanians" in Albanian, presumably from the same source as above by way of rhotacism.
However, in every case, these seem to have been describing not modern Bhutan but the Kingdom of Tibet.
The modern distinction between the two did not begin until well into George Bogle's 1774 expedition—realizing the differences between the two regions, cultures, and states, his final report to the East India Company formally proposed labeling the Druk Desi's kingdom as "Boutan" and the Panchen Lama's as "Tibet".
Some of these include notes on indigenous names and their etymologies.
The passages, however, do not refer to the modern island but rather to the Saudi deserts opposite modern Bahrain.
It is possible Bahrain (previously known as Awal) simply acquired its name when that region became known as Al-Hasa, but today the name is generally taken to refer to the island itself.
The two seas are then the bay east and west of the island,, "country") which appeared in Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's 1971 declaration of independence for East Pakistan.
The earliest reference to Bengal (বঙ্গ, Bôngô) has been traced in the early-9th-century Nesari plates.