What does Afghan mean?

Definitions for Afghan
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


  1. afghan

    1) Afghan primarily refers to a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan, or a person of Afghan descent. 2) It is also a term used for the official language of Afghanistan known as Dari or Afghan Persian, spoken by majority of the population. 3) Additionally, Afghan also refers to a breed of tall, slender hunting dogs known for its long, silky coat, called the Afghan Hound. 4) In textiles, an Afghan is a kind of blanket or shawl, usually crochet or knitted, characterized by its colorful, patterned design. Originally, it referred to the woven blankets made by the Pashtun people of Afghanistan. 5) Historically, the term has been used to describe various political entities and regions within the area of present-day Afghanistan. Note: The usage can vary based on the context, so it's essential to consider that when interpreting or using the term.

  2. afghan

    An Afghan can refer to three main things: 1. A person from Afghanistan: This is a nationality or ethnicity, and Afghans may belong to various ethnic groups including Pashtun, Hazara, Uzbek, Tajik, and others. 2. The official languages of Afghanistan: The term is also used to refer to the main languages spoken in Afghanistan, which are Dari and Pashto. 3. A type of blanket or throw: In some places, particularly the United States, 'afghan' also refers to a handmade woolen blanket, often crocheted or knitted in a variety of patterns and colors. The use originates from the finely crafted textiles produced in Afghanistan.

  3. afghan

    1) A native or inhabitant of Afghanistan. 2) The official languages of Afghanistan, Pashto and Dari, are also referred to as Afghan. 3) A type of blanket or throw, often hand-knitted or crocheted, featuring colorful patterns. 4) Afghan refers to a breed of tall, slender dog known for its thick, fine, and silky coat and its tail with a ring curl at the end. 5) In terms of cuisine, an Afghan is also a traditional New Zealand biscuit made from flour, butter, cornflakes, sugar and cocoa, topped with chocolate icing and a half walnut.

  4. afghan

    An Afghan generally refers to a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan, a country in South Asia. It can also refer to the main ethnic group within Afghanistan, also known as the Pashtuns. However, Afghan can also refer to a type of colorful blanket or shawl, often handmade and knitted or crocheted, originating from Afghanistan. Additionally, Afghan is the name of a breed of large-sized hunting dogs known for their long, flowing coats. Finally, it can also refer to the short form of Afghanistan's national currency, the Afghan afghani.

  5. afghan

    1. A person who is a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan. 2. The official language of Afghanistan (known as Dari or Afghan Persian). 3. A variety of knitted or crocheted blanket or throw, typically colorful and with patterns. 4. A breed of tall, slender dog characterized by a long, silky coat, usually of grey or fawn color, and a tail with a ring curl at the end, originally from Afghanistan. 5. A type of sponge cake or biscuit, often coated with chocolate and topped with walnut, popular in New Zealand.

  6. afghan

    1) Afghan is an adjective referring to something of, from, or related to the country of Afghanistan. It is also used to refer to the citizens or indigenous people of Afghanistan. 2) Afghan can also refer to any of the languages spoken in Afghanistan, mainly Pashto and Dari. 3) In addition, Afghan is a type of woolen blanket or shawl, typically knitted or crocheted. It is often used as a throw on a couch or bed. 4) Afghan is also a breed of tall, slender hunting dogs, known as Afghan hounds, characterized by a long, silky coat.

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. Jeffrey Hogan:

    But really this aircraft is a monumental leap in capabilities for Afghan Air Force. It will allow The A-29s to do some overlap of those( Mi-35) missions and will do a lot better. It will also expand some other missions, which they currently can not execute.

  2. Bill Roggio:

    They don’t want to admit that the decision PresidentBidenmade has put the Afghan government on the path to collapse, and it’s happening in a time frame they didn’t expect, they’re spinningAfghanistanand trying to tell us that what we can all see happening isn’t happening.

  3. The Taliban:

    We are requesting them to unfreeze Afghan assets and not punish ordinary Afghans because of the political discourse, because of the starvation, because of the deadly winter, I think it’s time for the international community to support Afghans, not punish them because of their political disputes.

  4. Joseph Dunford:

    There's a higher degree of positive statements coming out of Islamabad about reconciliation than we have seen. There is good momentum in Doha right now with follow-on schedules for inter-Afghan dialogue.

  5. State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday:

    I'm confident in the days ahead we'll have things that look like steps backward, but I'm also hopeful that all the parties are sincere and wanting what's good for the Afghan people.

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