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|Afshin / افشین|
|Variant form(s)||Afšīn, Afşin, Afşın|
Afshin (Persian: افشین / Afšīn; Turkish: Afşın or Afşin) is a common Persian, Turkish and Urdu "Afsheen" given name, which is a modern Persian word derived from Avestan. Afshin was used by Sogdians. Historically, it has been the princely title of the rulers of Ošrūsana at the time of the Muslim conquest. The Afshins of Ošrūsana were an Iranian princedom in Central Asia of whom the later Abbasid general Afšin Ḵayḏar bin Kāvus is the most famous.
Afšīn is the Arabicized form of the Middle Persian Pišīn, which traces back to the Avestan Pisinah. In pre-Islamic Iranian tradition, it is the name of a grandson of Kayānid king Kavād (Yt. 13.132, 19.71). In the Islamic period, it is found as a proper name attested by Armenian historians in the form Ōšin (from Awšin).
- Khaydhar ibn Kawus al-Afshin (died 841), Abbasid general
- Muhammad ibn Abi'l-Saj (died 901), Sājid ruler of Āzarbāijān
- Afshin (singer), full name Afshin Jafari, Iranian pop star
- Afshin Ghotbi (born 1964), Iranian football coach
- Afshin Norouzi (born 1985), Iranian table tennis player
- Arash Afshin (born 1989), Iranian footballer
- Tony Afshin Emadzadeh (born 1992), U.S model
- Afşin, a town in the Kahramanmaraş Province in the Mediterranean region of Turkey
- Mehrdad Kia (27 June 2016). The Persian Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. pp. 100–. ISBN 978-1-61069-391-2.
- AFŠĪN in Encyclopedia Iranica. C.E. Bosworth. Online edition. 2010.
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