Other forms: Afghans

Definitions of Afghan
  1. noun
    a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan
    synonyms: Afghanistani
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    a member of the Kafir people in northeastern Afghanistan
    Pashtoon, Pashtun, Pathan, Pushtun
    a member of the mountain people living in the eastern regions of Afghanistan
    type of:
    Asian, Asiatic
    a native or inhabitant of Asia
  2. adjective
    of or relating to or characteristic of Afghanistan or its people
    synonyms: Afghani, Afghanistani
  3. noun
    an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the official language of Afghanistan
    synonyms: Afghani, Pashto, Pashtu, Paxto
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    type of:
    Iranian, Iranian language
    the modern Persian language spoken in Iran
  4. noun
    tall graceful breed of hound with a long silky coat; native to the Near East
    synonyms: Afghan hound
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    type of:
    hound, hound dog
    any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears
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