Afghan

[af-gan, -guhn]
noun
1.
Also, Afghani. a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan.
3.
(lowercase) a soft woolen blanket, crocheted or knitted, usually in a geometric pattern.
4.
Also called Afghan hound. one of a breed of swift hunting hounds having a long, narrow head and a long, silky coat.
adjective
5.
of Afghanistan or its people or language.
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afghan (ˈæfɡæn, -ɡən)
 
n
1.  a knitted or crocheted wool blanket or shawl, esp one with a geometric pattern
2.  a sheepskin coat, often embroidered and having long fur trimming around the edges
 
[from Afghanistan]

Afghan or Afghani (ˈæfɡæn, -ɡən, æfˈɡænɪ, -ˈɡɑː-)
 
n
1.  a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Afghanistan
2.  another name for Pashto
3.  history an Indian camel driver employed in the outback of Australia
 
adj
4.  denoting or relating to Afghanistan, its people, or their language
 
Afghani or Afghani
 
n
 
adj

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Afghan
name of the people of Afghanistan, technically only correctly applied to the Durani Afghans; Old Afghan chronicles trace the name to an Afghana, son of Jeremiah, sone of Israelite King Saul, from whom they claimed descent, but this is a legend. The name is first attested in Arabic in al-'Utbi's "History
of Sultan Mahmud" written c.1030 C.E. and was in use in India from 13c. Attested from 1833 as a type of blanket or wrap (in full, Afghan shawl); 1973 as a style of sheepskin coat; 1877 as a type of carpet; 1895 as a breed of hunting dog.
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This final act was to be the start of long lasting bitterness between sikhs and afghans.
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