Afghan

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Etymology[edit]

Persian افغان (afğân, Afghan) via Prakrit आभगन (ābhagana, Afghan) from Sanskrit अश्वक (aśvaka, horseman)

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Afghan (plural Afghans)

  1. A person from Afghanistan or of Afghan descent.
  2. A person of Pashtun ethnicity or of Pashtun descent.
  3. A breed of dogs, the Afghan hound.

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Afghan

  1. Pashto, a language primarily spoken by Pashtun people in Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan.
  2. (UK, military slang) Short for Afghanistan.
    He will be in Afghan for another six months.

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Afghan (not comparable)

  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Afghanistan.
  2. Of, from, or pertaining to the Pashtun ethnic community.

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