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Definition 1: tall graceful breed of hound with a long silky coat; native to the Near East - [noun denoting animal]

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(afghan is a kind of ...) any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears

Definition 2: a blanket knitted or crocheted in strips or squares; sometimes used as a shawl - [noun denoting artifact]

(afghan is a kind of ...) bedding that keeps a person warm in bed

"he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep"

Definition 3: a coat made of sheepskin - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for afghan in the sense of this definition

(afghan is a kind of ...) an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors

Definition 4: an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the official language of Afghanistan - [noun denoting communication]

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(afghan is a kind of ...) the modern Persian language spoken in Iran

(afghan is the domain which ... is member of) 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"

Definition 5: a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan - [noun denoting person]

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(afghan is a kind of ...) a native or inhabitant of Asia

(... is a kind of afghan ) a member of the Kafir people in northeastern Afghanistan

(... is a kind of afghan ) a member of the mountain people living in the eastern regions of Afghanistan

"Pathans are the predominant ethnic group in Afghanistan"

(... is a member of afghan) 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"

Definition 6: of or relating to or characteristic of Afghanistan or its people - [adjective denoting pert]

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