afghan vs afghani : Common Errors in English

About afghan vs afghani

The citizens of Afghanistan are Afghans. Similarly, it’s Afghan food, Afghan politics, and Afghan afghans. The only time to use “Afghani” is in reference to the unit of Afghan currency by that name. Afghans spend Afghanis.

afghan Meaning(s)

  • (n) a blanket knitted or crocheted in strips or squares; sometimes used as a shawl
  • (n) a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan
  • (n) an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the official language of Afghanistan
  • (n) a coat made of sheepskin
  • (n) tall graceful breed of hound with a long silky coat; native to the Near East
  • (a) of or relating to or characteristic of Afghanistan or its people

afghani Meaning(s)

  • (n) the basic unit of money in Afghanistan
  • (n) an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the official language of Afghanistan
  • (a) of or relating to or characteristic of Afghanistan or its people

afghan in News

  1. Six Afghan policemen killed in apparent insider attack

    KABUL, Afghanistan, June 13 (UPI) -- Six Afghan policemen were found shot to death at their checkpost in Helmand province Thursday in what authorities said appeared to be an insider attack.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: UPI

  2. 6 Afghan policemen found shot dead at checkpoint

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Six Afghan policemen were found shot at their checkpoint in the country's south and two other policemen were missing, raising suspicions they killed their comrades, an official said Thursday.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Afghan Police: Large Explosion in Kabul

    Afghan police say there has been a large explosion in Kabul near the Afghan Supreme Court and the U.S. embassy. Witnesses say there are casualties near the site of the blast. No other details were immediately available.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Voice of America

afghani in News

  • Gamewatch: Medal of Honor, Super Scribblenauts, The Guild 2

    It's the week you've been waiting for, when that one game the U.S. military refuses to sell finally ships. Yep, Medal of Honor (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) starring US Army Rangers squaring off in modern Afghanistan against a mysterious "Opposing Force" that rumor has it might--and I'm just saying might here--be modeled after some Afghani faction clueless politicians and tetchy baby boomers can't stand ...
    on June 7, 2013 Source: PC World

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