The -i in Afghani is a suffix used in the names of certain peoples in southwest and central Asia: for example, an Israeli lives in Israel; a Pakistani lives in Pakistan. However, the bordering countries of Afghanistan and Pakistan have a history of strained diplomatic relations. Therefore, objection to the use of Afghani (to refer to a person) may be explained by the word’s similarity to Pakistani, and to Paki, a synonymous but highly offensive term.
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How to use afghani in a sentence
More than protecting afghani women from afghani men, the United States might support all Afghans negotiating a postcolonial future by helping to provide much needed resources—delivered through multilateral agencies to avoid colonial influence.
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A striking example of this effect is the iconic National Geographic cover of afghani girl Sharbat Gula.
Who are some great afghani writers that your readers should know about, but who are not so well known abroad?
One afghani reporter asked a still more pointed question: How do you think the U.S. should rebuild the Afghanistan you destroyed?
British Dictionary definitions for afghani (1 of 2)
the standard monetary unit of Afghanistan, divided into 100 puli
British Dictionary definitions for Afghani (2 of 2)
Jamal ad-Din al-. 1839–97, Iranian Muslim religious and political reformer; a proponent of Muslim unity, he resisted European interference in Muslim countries
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