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 (ăf′găn′, -gən)
Of or relating to Afghanistan or its people or culture.
a. A native or inhabitant of Afghanistan; an Afghani.
b. A person of Afghan ancestry.
2. afghan
a. A knitted or crocheted coverlet or blanket, especially one with colorful geometric designs.
b. A rug having a colorful geometric design.
3. An Afghan hound.

[Persian afghān, a Pashtun.]


(ˈæfɡæn; -ɡən)
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a knitted or crocheted wool blanket or shawl, esp one with a geometric pattern
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a sheepskin coat, often embroidered and having long fur trimming around the edges
[from Afghanistan]


(ˈæfɡæn; -ɡən) or


1. (Peoples) a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Afghanistan
2. (Languages) another name for Pashto
3. history an Indian camel driver employed in the outback of Australia
denoting or relating to Afghanistan, its people, or their language


(ˈæf gæn, -gən)

1. a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan.
b. Pashto.
3. (l.c.) a soft knitted or crocheted blanket, often in a geometric pattern.
5. of or pertaining to Afghanistan, its people, or their languages.
6. of or pertaining to the Pashtuns or Pashto.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Afghan - a blanket knitted or crocheted in strips or squaresafghan - a blanket knitted or crocheted in strips or squares; sometimes used as a shawl
blanket, cover - bedding that keeps a person warm in bed; "he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep"
2.Afghan - a native or inhabitant of AfghanistanAfghan - a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan
Afghanistan, Islamic State of Afghanistan - a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south; "Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan in 1979"
Asian, Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of Asia
Kafir - 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; "Pathans are the predominant ethnic group in Afghanistan"
3.Afghan - an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the official language of Afghanistan
Iranian language, Iranian - the modern Persian language spoken in Iran
Jirga - a Pashto term for a decision making assembly of male elders; "most criminal cases are handled by a tribal Jirga rather than by laws or police"
4.Afghan - a coat made of sheepskinafghan - a coat made of sheepskin    
coat - an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors
5.Afghan - tall graceful breed of hound with a long silky coatAfghan - tall graceful breed of hound with a long silky coat; native to the Near East
hound, hound dog - any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears
Adj.1.Afghan - of or relating to or characteristic of Afghanistan or its peopleAfghan - of or relating to or characteristic of Afghanistan or its people
아프가니스탄 사람아프가니스탄의
afganafganălimba afgană
người Afghanistanthuộc nước/người/tiếng Afghanistan


A. ADJafgano
B. N
1. (= person) → afgano/a m/f
2. (Ling) → afgano m
3. (= dog) → perro/a m/f afgano/a


nAfghan(e) m/f


Afghane m, → Afghanin f
(= language)Afghanisch nt
(also Afghan hound)Afghane m, → Afghanischer Windhund
afghan (= coat)Afghan m


1. n (person) → afgano/a; (language) → afgano; (dog) (also Afghan hound) → levriero afgano
2. adjafgano/a


أَفْغَانِي Afghánec, afghánský afghaner, afghansk Afghane, afghanisch αφγανικός, Αφγανός afgano afgaani afghan Afganistanac, afganistanski afgano アフガニスタンの, アフガニスタン人 아프가니스탄 사람, 아프가니스탄의 Afghaan, Afghaans afghaner, afghansk Afgańczyk, afgański afegã, afegão афганец, афганский afghan, afghansk เกี่ยวกับอัฟกานิสถาน, ชาวอัฟกานิสถาน Afgan người Afghanistan, thuộc nước/người/tiếng Afghanistan 阿富汗人, 阿富汗的
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