af·​ghani | \ af-ˈga-nē How to pronounce afghani (audio) , -ˈgä- How to pronounce afghani (audio) \

Definition of afghani

: the basic monetary unit of Afghanistan — see Money Table

Examples of afghani in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The average wage for a city cleaner is 8,000 afghanis per month, which equals about $110. Sharif Hassan, Washington Post, "‘It shatters our spirits’: Deadly bomb attacks in Afghanistan leave street cleaners with a gruesome task," 6 Mar. 2018 His daily wage as a construction worker is about 350 afghanis. Mujib Mashal, New York Times, "Abundant Afghan Harvest Wilts Amid Violence and Extortion," 4 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of afghani

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for afghani

borrowed from Persian afghānī, literally, "of the Pashtuns"

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“Afghani.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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