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, Afghani
1. a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Afghanistan
2. another name for Pashto (the language)
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



the monetary unit of Afghanistan, introduced in 1926, replacing the Kabul rupee. The afghani is divided into 100 puls. On the exchange of the Gosbank (State Bank) of the USSR, 100 afghanis were equal to 2 rubles, 1 kopek (April 1970).

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Governor Zalmai Wesa, while inaugurated the projects, said that a canal would be built to irrigate large swaths of uncultivated land at a cost of eight million afghanis.
"Government officials shop with Afghanis, but most people change Afghanis into Pakistani rupees (kaldar), which is insulting the Afghani," he says.
Twenty five Afghani women attend to copper crafting course in Public Education Center of Erzincan governorship.
"Look at the Soviets," he said, who were essentially defeated by the Afghanis. Air strikes, on the other hand, will cause great suffering to the Afghani populace, while the Islamic terrorists have many inaccessible hiding places.
The Afghanis arrived in Britain in February 2000 after they allegedly forced the pilot of a domestic Ariana Airlines flight to divert to London-Stansted airport via several former Soviet Union countries.
However, the price further increased and one liter of petrol was sold for 54 afghanis and the same quantity of diesel for 55 afghanis and one kilogram of liquefied gas for 55 afs on Tuesday.
According to FIA Immigration, a corpse of Afghani person, who died during medical treatment at a local hospital, was sent to Afghanistan.
by Pajhwok Report on 15 September, 2014 - 20:58 KABUL (Pajhwok): The Disaster Management Committee on Monday granted 15 million Afghanis for victims of the terrorist attack in central Ghazni province earlier this month.
PESHAWAR, November 11, 2009 (Balochistan Times ): Capital City Police (CCP) claimed to have arrested several peoples including thirty-six Afghanis involved in criminal activities and recovered weapons from their possession during search operation from Peshawar on Wednesday.
taxpayer--through the CIA and Agency for International Development--also helped underwrite an "educational program" created by the University of Nebraska that "consisted of blatant Islamist propaganda, including creation of children's textbooks in which young Afghanis were taught to count by enumerating dead Russian soldiers and adding up Kalashnikov rifles, all of it imbued with Islamic fundamentalist rhetoric," recounts Dreyfuss.
GHOTKI -- A protest demonstration was recorded by the activists of the Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) against the settlement of Afghanis in Sindh on Monday.
Last night a group of armed Afghanis attacked Christian homes injuring Babar Masih and Manzoor Masih.

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