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kafir1

Syllabification: kaf·ir
Pronunciation: /ˈkafər
 
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noun

A person who is not a Muslim (used chiefly by Muslims).
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with kafir

chaffer, gaffer, Jaffa, Staffa

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Kafir2

Syllabification: Kaf·ir
Pronunciation: /ˈkafər
 
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noun

A member of a people of the Hindu Kush mountains of northeastern Afghanistan.
Example sentences
  • 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

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Pronunciation: /ˈkafərē, kəˈfi(ə)rē/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • 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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