- of Afghanistan or its people or language.
Examples from the Web for afghan
Contemporary Examples of afghan
“The Afghan Taliban are widely considered as freedom fighters in Pakistan and such attacks would hurt them,” says Kakar.Pakistani School Killers Want to Strike the U.S.
Sami Yousafzai, Christopher Dickey
December 17, 2014
The ISI came to the CIA for assistance in fostering a revolt that had developed in the Afghan countryside against Communist rule.CIA Agents Assess: How Real Is ‘Homeland’?
Chuck Cogan, John MacGaffin
December 15, 2014
The machismo of Afghan male culture apparently coexists with a little-noted passion for gardening.Afghanistan, We Hardly Knew You
December 8, 2014
The seizures were the first time SIGAR investigators seized funds held in an Afghan bank.
That ruling was affirmed in a final judgment by the Afghan courts, which the Afghan Supreme Court confirmed in 2013.
Historical Examples of afghan
It was the best specimen of Afghan architecture I have seen.
All along the Afghan border every man's house is his castle.
The situation was, however, complicated by the proximity of the Afghan frontier.
The men strolled across the tracks to inspect the Afghan prisoners.Soldiers Three, Part II.
There we were confronted by Afghan troops, and defeated them at Somatash.The Coming Conquest of England
- a knitted or crocheted wool blanket or shawl, esp one with a geometric pattern
- a sheepskin coat, often embroidered and having long fur trimming around the edges
Word Origin for afghan
Afghani (æfˈɡænɪ, -ˈɡɑː-)
- a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Afghanistan
- another name for Pashto
- history an Indian camel driver employed in the outback of Australia
- denoting or relating to Afghanistan, its people, or their language
Word Origin and History for 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.