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Afghan may refer to:
  • The country of Afghanistan, as abbreviated in reports as Afghan, or Afg.
  • Someone or something related to Afghanistan
    Afghanistan
    Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

    , see also Demography of Afghanistan
    Demography of Afghanistan
    The population of Afghanistan is around 29,835,392 as of the year 2011, which is unclear if the refugees living outside the country are included or not. The nation is composed of a multi-ethnic and multi-lingual society, reflecting its location astride historic trade and invasion routes between...

  • Afghan cuisine
  • Pashtun people
    Pashtun people
    Pashtuns or Pathans , also known as ethnic Afghans , are an Eastern Iranic ethnic group with populations primarily between the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan and the Indus River in Pakistan...

    , the largest ethnic group in Afghanistan and a large ethnic group near the Afghan-Pakistani border; see also Afghan (ethnonym)
    • Pashto language
      Pashto language
      Pashto , known as Afghani in Persian and Pathani in Punjabi , is the native language of the indigenous Pashtun people or Afghan people who are found primarily between an area south of the Amu Darya in Afghanistan and...

       (or Afghan language), the native language of the Pashtuns


Afghan may also refer to:
  • Afghan (blanket)
  • Afghan rug
    Afghan rug
    An Afghan rug is a type of handwoven floor-covering textile traditionally made in Afghanistan. Many of the Afghan rugs are also woven by Afghan refugees who reside in Pakistan and Iran. In any case, Afghan rugs are genuine, often charming — and usually phenomenally inexpensive...

  • Afghan Hound
    Afghan Hound
    The Afghan Hound is one of the oldest sighthound dog breeds. Distinguished by its thick, fine, silky coat and its tail with a ring curl at the end, the breed acquired its unique features in the cold mountains of Afghanistan, where it was originally used to hunt hares and gazelles by coursing them....

    , a breed of dog originating in the mountainous regions of eastern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan
  • The Afghan
    The Afghan
    The Afghan is a 2006 thriller novel by Frederick Forsyth, and concerns a planned Al Qaeda terrorist attack to take place against an unspecified target. As with other Forsyth novels, the full details of the plot are not revealed until the end...

    , a 2006 thriller novel by Frederick Forsyth
  • Afghan (Australia)
    Afghan (Australia)
    The Afghans or Ghans were camel drivers who worked in outback Australia from the 1860s to the 1930s. While called Afghans, not all of them were from Afghanistan; some came from the northern regions of British India, areas that now constitute modern-day Pakistan...

     or "Ghan", camel drivers from Afghanistan and Pakistan who came to the Australian outback
  • The Ghan, a passenger train in Australia
  • Afghan biscuit, an item of Australian and New Zealand cuisine
  • Afgan (film), a 1989 documentary

See also

  • Afghani (disambiguation)
  • List of all pages beginning with "Afghan"