What does Afghan mean?

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ˈæf gæn, -gənAfghan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. afghannoun

    a blanket knitted or crocheted in strips or squares; sometimes used as a shawl

  2. Afghan, Afghanistaninoun

    a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan

  3. Pashto, Pashtu, Paxto, Afghani, Afghannoun

    an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the official language of Afghanistan

  4. sheepskin coat, afghannoun

    a coat made of sheepskin

  5. Afghan hound, Afghanadjective

    tall graceful breed of hound with a long silky coat; native to the Near East

  6. Afghani, Afghan, Afghanistaniadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of Afghanistan or its people


  1. Afghannoun

    A person from Afghanistan or of Afghan descent.

  2. Afghannoun

    A person of Pashtun ethnicity or of Pashtun descent.

  3. Afghannoun

    A breed of dogs, the Afghan hound.

  4. Afghanadjective

    Of, from, or pertaining to Afghanistan.

  5. Afghanadjective

    Of, from, or pertaining to the Pashtun ethnic community.

  6. Afghannoun

    Pashto, a language primarily spoken in Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan.

  7. Afghannoun

    Short form for Afghanistan.

    He will be in Afghan for another six months.

  8. afghannoun

    A blanket or throw, usually crocheted or knitted.

  9. afghannoun

    A type of iced chocolate biscuit, sometimes containing cornflakes and topped with a walnut, popular in Australia and New Zealand.

  10. Etymology: افغان via आभगन from अश्वक

Webster Dictionary

  1. Afghanadjective

    of or pertaining to Afghanistan

  2. Afghannoun

    a native of Afghanistan

  3. Afghannoun

    a kind of worsted blanket or wrap

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Afghan in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Afghan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Afghan in a Sentence

  1. Hamdullah Mohib:

    There will be no takeover by the The Taliban, the Afghan people are determined to defend our country, The Afghan people, and our values.

  2. Scott Miller:

    This is ultimately about national interests not just for the Afghanistan John Bass, but it is vital national interest -- 9/11 terrorists groups came from here, and today there are other terrorist groups that could affect external to Afghanistan and the homeland, when I leave Afghanistan this time, and I tell this to the Afghan people, it will be my last time as a soldier and what I would like to leave is a country that is peaceful and unified. Now that's a tall order, but that would be my hope.

  3. Raheel Sharif:

    For now, the U.S. is acting on the Pakistani promise that if the Pakistan army's enemies are eliminated, Pakistan will help reconcile the Afghan Taliban, the spike in attacks against al Qaeda does mean closer U.S.-Pakistan tactics. But it's tactical moves, not a deeper strategic shift ... Overall trust is still low.

  4. Omar Hamid:

    The problem is where the Afghan forces have to fend for themselves, they're fine as long as they're being assisted and they're being provided air cover and things like that by Western forces. But it's when they're left to their own devices that they seem to struggle.

  5. Douglas London:

    We have to assume that the The Taliban victory will make it easier for al Qaeda and the Islamic State and other extremist groups to establish sanctuaries on Afghan soil.

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