afghani

noun
af·​ghani | \af-ˈga-nē, -ˈgä- \

Definition of afghani 

: the basic monetary unit of Afghanistan — see Money Table

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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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