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  • While Suez sailors wax parquet decks, Afghan Jews vomit jauntily abaft. (59 letters)
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Definition of the noun afghan

What does afghan mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • afghan: afghans
  • Afghan: Afghans

  1. a blanket knitted or crocheted in strips or squares; sometimes used as a shawl
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: blanket / cover = bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
  2. a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan
  3. an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the official language of Afghanistan
  4. a coat made of sheepskin
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of afghan: sheepskin coat
    • more generic word: coat = an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down
  5. tall graceful breed of hound with a long silky coat; native to the Near East
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of Afghan: Afghan hound
    • more generic terms: hound / hound dog = any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears

Alternative definition of the noun afghan


  1. A person from Afghanistan or of Afghan descent.
  2. A person of Pashtun ethnicity or of Pashtun descent.
  3. A breed of dogs, the Afghan hound.


  1. A blanket or throw, usually crocheted or knitted.

Definition of the adjective afghan

What does afghan mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more afghan / most afghan

  1. of or relating to or characteristic of Afghanistan or its people

Alternative definition of the adjective afghan


  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Afghanistan.
  2. Of, from, or pertaining to the Pashtun ethnic community.


Afghan a.k.a. Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in Central Asia and South Asia. It has a population of approximately 31 million people, making it the 42nd most populous country in the world. It is bordered by Pakistan in the south and east; Iran in the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north; and China in the far northeast. Its territory covers 652,000 km², making it the 41st largest country in the world.


Who is Afghan?

Afghan is a musical artist.

  • profession: Music artist
  • nomination:
    • nominated to World Music Award for World’s Best Male Artist
    • nominated to World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act
    • nominated to World Music Award for World’s Best Entertainer of the Year


"Afghan" is a cataloged instance, composition.


"Afghan" is a short film, directed by Pardis Parker.

  • genre: Drama
  • released in (7 years ago)


  1. Afghan refers to something from Afghanistan, particularly a citizen of that country. Prior to this definition, it was used by Persian speakers and those influenced by the Persian language to denote the Pashtun people. In modern times, "Afghan" is rarely used as an ethnic term for the Pashtuns but is rather used as the national demonym for all citizens of Afghanistan - Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, Uzbeks, Aimaqs, Turkmens, Balochs, Nuristanis, Pashayis, Pamiris, Arabs, Brahui, Qezelbash and Gujjar and others.
  2. Afghan: The "Afghans" or "Ghans" were camel caravaners who worked in Outback Australia from the 1860s to the 1930s. They included Pathan, Punjabi, Baluchi and Sindhi men from the region between the southern Hindu Kush in Afghanistan and the Indus River in what is now Pakistan, as well as others from Kashmir, Rajastan, Egypt, Persia and Turkey. Besides providing vital support to exploration and settlement of the arid interior of the country, these cameleers played a major role in establishing Islam in Australia, building the country's first mosque at Marree in South Australia.
  3. Afghan a.k.a. Pashto, Northern Language is an human language.
  4. Afghan a.k.a. Pashto, Southern Language is an human language.

Phrases with Afghan

  1. Afghan Pika
  2. Afghan Pine
  3. Afghan Vole
  4. afghan hound
  5. Afghan Urial
  6. Afghan Erysimum
  7. afghan monetary unit
  8. Afghan Sign Language
  9. Afghan Flying Squirrel
  10. Afghan Mouse-Like Hamster

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Afghan

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Afghan Wars, Revolutions, and Insurgencies (2005)

by Ludwig W. Adamec

ing peace between the Afghan ruler and Ranjit Singh, who had captured Kashmir and occupied Peshawar. Burnes was well received at Kabul, and it appeared that an agreement with the amir was possible; but in spite of ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of American Propaganda (2004)

by Martin J. Manning, Herbert Romerstein

The Afghan Media Project ended with the Reagan administration. FURTHER READING: Sarah Boxer, "When Afghanistan Collapsed," New York Times, October 2, 2001; United States Information Agency, United States Information Agency, ...

Google previewSweet Treats around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture (2014)

An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture by Timothy G. Roufs, Kathleen Smyth Roufs

Despite attempts to build a stable central government, continued political instability and a resurging Taliban presence contribute to a tumultuous recent Afghan history. Afghanistan is a poor Asian country with a meager standard of living.

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Afghan Sign Language Meaning

Video shows what Afghan Sign Language means. A sign language of Afghanistan.. Afghan Sign Language Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio ...

Quotes about Afghan

A bird only flies as high as his wings take him.
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Scrabble value of A1F4G2H4A1N1

The value of this 6-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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