There are 2 definitions of kafir in English:

kafir1

Syllabification: kaf·ir
Pronunciation: /ˈkafər
 
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noun

A person who is not a Muslim (used chiefly by Muslims).
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  • Thus was born Pakistan, whose sole purpose was to create an Islamic nation that would drive out kafirs and follow the Shariat path.
  • Some scholars have even declared the Shi'ahs to be kafirs.
  • There is, most prominently, the old millennial struggle between Islam and the kafirs.

Origin

from Arabic kāfir 'infidel, unbeliever'. Compare with Kaffir.

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There are 2 definitions of kafir in English:

Kafir2

Syllabification: Kaf·ir
Pronunciation: /ˈkafər
 
/

noun

A member of a people of the Hindu Kush mountains of northeastern Afghanistan.
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  • Abdur Rahman extended his authority over the whole country by overcoming resistance from his fellow tribesmen and defeating the Ghilzay Pashtuns, the Hazaras, and the Kafirs (Nuristanis).
  • Three language groups have been traditionally included in the Dardic sub-family, namely, Kafir group, Khowar-group, and the Dard - group.
  • The Dardic and "Kafir" peoples of Afghanistan are concluded to have a close kinship with the peoples of northern Hindustan.

Origin

from Arabic kāfir (see Kaffir).

Derivatives

Kafiri

Pronunciation: /ˈkafərē, kəˈfi(ə)rē/
adjective & noun
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  • Three language groups are included in the Dardic family: the Kafiri Group, the Khowar Group, and the Dard Group.
  • The former Kafiristan Kafiri were renamed Nuristani.

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