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Afar

[ah-fahr] /ˈɑ fɑr/
noun, plural Afars, Afara
[uh-fahr-uh] /əˈfɑr ə/ (Show IPA).
(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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British Dictionary definitions for afara

afar

/əˈfɑː/
adverb
1.
at, from, or to a great distance
noun
2.
a great distance (esp in the phrase from afar)
Word Origin
C14: a fer, altered from earlier on fer and of fer; see a-², far
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Word Origin and History for afara

afar

adv.

contraction of Middle English of feor (late 12c.), on ferr (c.1300), from Old English feor "far" (see far); the a- representing both of and on compounds (which meant the same thing). Spelled afer in 14c.

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