Yep I think it is the same thing -I used the term in Arabic.
Just found this through google:
Question Could you please tell me what burghul is, where I can buy it and how to prepare it for tabbouleh?
L. Abraham, Macquarie Fields, NSW
Burghul, also known as bulghur wheat, is a “rice staple” used in meals from the middle-east in ways similar to couscous. Originating from the Persian word for “bruised grain”, burghul is wheat that has been firstly cooked (either par-boiled or steamed), the outer layers of bran removed, then ground into various sized grains.
It is not the same as cracked wheat where the bran is not removed. It is most commonly eaten in the classic Lebanese dish tabbouleh – a salad of burghul, finely chopped tomato, onion, mint, parsley and sometimes garlic.