Afghan


Afghan

In a political sense, the term Afghān refers to the "citizens of Afghanistan". From an ethnological point of view, "Afghān" is the term by which "Pashtuns" are designated by Persian-speakers. [cite encyclopedia| last=Morgenstierne |first=G.|title = AFGHĀN| encyclopedia = Encyclopaedia of Islam| edition = CD-ROM Edition v. 1.0| publisher = Koninklijke Brill NV| location = Leiden, The Netherlands| date = 1999| ] cite encyclopedia |last=Kieffer |first=Ch. M. |editor= Ehsan Yarshater|encyclopedia= Encyclopædia Iranica|title= AFGHĀN|url= http://www.iranica.com/newsite/articles/v1f5/v1f5a037.html|accessmonthday=December 27 |accessyear2007 =|edition= Online Edition|publisher= Columbia University|location= United States] Additionally, Pashto, the language of the Pashtuns, is known as "Afghān language". ["afghan." The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 03 Jan. 2008. .] ["afghan." WordNet 3.0. Princeton University. 03 Jan. 2008. ]

The term Afghan may also refer to:

* The Afghan Hound
* An Afghan blanket
* An Afghan carpet

For etymology of Afghan/Afghanistan, see Origins of the name Afghan.

See also

* Afghani
* Afghanistani

References


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