Afghan etymology

English word Afghan comes from Persian افغان (Afghan. Pashtun Alas. Oh Cry. Lamentation.)

Detailed word origin of Afghan

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
افغان Persian (fas) Afghan. Pashtun Alas. Oh Cry. Lamentation.
Afghan English (eng) Of, from, or pertaining to Afghanistan.. Of, from, or pertaining to the Pashtun ethnic community. A breed of dogs, the Afghan hound.. A person from Afghanistan or of Afghan descent.. A person of Pashtun ethnicity or of Pashtun descent. (UK, military slang). Pashto, a language primarily spoken by Pashtun people in Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan.

Words with the same origin as Afghan

Descendants of افغان
Afghanization Afghanness