There are 2 definitions of Afar in English:

Afar

Syllabification: A·far
Pronunciation: /ˈäˌfär
 
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noun

  • 1 (plural same or Afars) A member of a people living in Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia.
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    • There are two major ethnic groups in Djibouti, the Afars (sometimes also called the Danakil) and the Somalis.
    • Moreover, beginning in 1991, tensions between Afars and the Issa-dominated government resulted in an Afar rebellion.
    • The Afars are mostly nomadic pastoralists whose grazing area extends from eastern and southern Eritrea into Ethiopia.
  • 2The Cushitic language of the Afar.
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    • There are television and radio broadcasts in the French, Afar, Somali, and Arabic languages.
    • The six islands are named in Arabic, in the local Afar language, and in French.
    • The subspecies name idaltu comes from the Afar language of Ethiopia.

adjective

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  • Relating to the Afar or their language.
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    • Bribing his way by caravan over the wastelands of the Afar province, he is not amused by the locals.
    • Ethiopian officials warned yesterday of an impending tragedy in the drought-stricken Afar region.
    • Today, the region is the home of the semi-nomadic Afar people.

Origin

from Afar qafar.

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There are 2 definitions of Afar in English:

afar

Syllabification: a·far
Pronunciation: /əˈfär
 
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adverb

chiefly • literary
  • At or to a distance: our hero traveled afar for months he had loved her from afar
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    • Those who had travelled from afar were allowed to carry home their treasures.
    • We drove fast, in case they thought to pull out their six-guns and drill us from afar.
    • I'd intended to be mature and sedate and demure and just wistfully watch the young guests from afar.

Origin

Middle English of feor 'from far'.

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