There is speculation aboot the oreegin o the name "Kandahar". It is believed that Kandahar bears Alexander's name, an derives frae the Pashto renderin o Iskandariya or Alexandria. A temple tae the deifee'd Alexander as well as an inscription in Greek an Aramaic bi the emperor Ashoka, who lived a few decades later, hae been discovered in the auld citadel. Alternatively, it is believed that "Kandahar" mey derive its name frae Gandhara, an auncient kinrick alang the modren Kashmir an Afghanistan border, and former satrapy of the Persian Empire. It is suggestit that fowk o Gandhara migratit sooth tae Arachosia an transferred the name wi them.