how to pronounce afghan


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afghan is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of afghan


  1. A person from Afghanistan or of Afghan descent.
  2. Synonym of Afghan Hound.
  3. A type of iced chocolate biscuit, sometimes containing cornflakes and topped with a walnut.
  4. A person of Pashtun ethnicity or of Pashtun descent.
  5. A blanket or throw, usually crocheted or knitted.


  1. Pashto, a language primarily spoken by Pashtun people in Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan.
  2. Clipping of Afghanistan.


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

afghan frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word afghan occurs in english on average 3.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics afghan can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that afghan can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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