afara

Afar

[ah-fahr]
noun, plural Afars, Afara [uh-fahr-uh] . (especially collectively) Afar for 1.
1.
a member of a nomadic Muslim people living in Eritrea, Djibouti, and northern Ethiopia.
2.
the Northern Cushitic language spoken by the Afars.
Also called Danakil.
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afar (əˈfɑː)
 
adv
1.  at, from, or to a great distance
 
n
2.  a great distance (esp in the phrase from afar)
 
[C14: a fer, altered from earlier on fer and of fer; see a-², far]

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afar
M.E. of feor (late 12c.), on ferr (c.1300), from O.E. feor "far," the a- representing both of and on compounds (which meant the same thing). Spelled afer in 14c.
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AFAR
American Federation for Aging Research
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