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Definition of the noun afghani

What does afghani mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • afghani: afghanis
  • Afghani: -

  1. the basic unit of money in Afghanistan
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • more generic term: Afghan monetary unit = monetary unit in the Islamic State of Afghanistan
    • part: pul = 100 puls equal 1 afghani in Afghanistan
  2. an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the official language of Afghanistan

Alternative definition of the noun afghani


  1. A citizen or native of Afghanistan. From an Afghan point of view this name is wrongly being used for Afghans. After the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan millions of Afghans took refuge in neighboring Pakistan. The Pakistanis and the international aid agencies coined this word to speak of Pakistanis versus the Afghans.
  2. [usually, lowercase] A monetary currency used in Afghanistan, divided into 100 pul. See afghani.

Definition of the adjective afghani

What does afghani mean as an attribute of a noun?


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


Afghani is a fictional character from the 2009 film Kaminey: The Scoundrels.


Afghani a.k.a. Pashto is a language.

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Yemen (2010)

by Robert D. Burrowes

These returnees were dubbed “ Afghani ...

Google previewA Political and Economic Dictionary of the Middle East (2013)

by David Seddon

Afghani. Official currency ofAfghanistan. In recent times atleast there have been several different banknotes in circulation, making itdifficult to assess the value of the afghani.Until theendof 2001 ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Islam (2016)

by Ludwig W. Adamec

AFGHANI, SAYYID JAMAL AL-DIN (1838–1897). Father of the PanIslamic movement, Muslim modernist, and political propagandist who called for the unity of the Islamic world and selective borrowing from the West for the purpose of stemming ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Islam (2009)

by Juan Eduardo Campo

leading advocate for Islamic revivalism and Muslim solidarity against European imperialism in the 19th century Some uncertainty surrounds the origins of Muslim writer, philosopher, and political activist Jamal al-Din al- Afghani, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Poverty (2006)

by Mehmet Odekon

The new government faces a daunting task because Afghani society has long been characterized by inequality and a severe lack of essential social services for the poorest segment of the population. While the country continues to face ...

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Scrabble value of A1F4G2H4A1N1I1

The value of this 7-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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