American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of Kaffir.
- n. A Nuristani.
““Soumahe” or heathens, and asserts that it corresponds with the Arabic word Kafir or unbeliever, the name by which Edrisi, the Arabian geographer, knew and described the inhabitants of the”
“An intelligent modern traveller derives "Somali" from the Abyssinian "Soumahe" or heathens, and asserts that it corresponds with the Arabic word Kafir or unbeliever, the name by which Edrisi, the Arabian geographer, knew and described the inhabitants of the Affah (Afar) coast, to the east of the Straits of Bab el Mandeb.”
“I little thought that the pains I took to make a huntsman of myself would hereafter befit me for a general of renown in Kafir warfare.”
“Malay, looks upon the Englishman as little removed from a "Kafir" -- an uncircumcised Philistine -- who through ignorance constantly offends in minor points of etiquette, who eats pig and drinks strong drink, is ignorant of the dignity of repose, and whose accidental physical and political superiority in the present world will be more than compensated for by the very inferior and uncomfortable position he will attain in the next.”
“The Dikele grammar proves the language, which is most closely allied to the Benga dialect, to be one of the great South African family, variously called Kafir, because first studied amongst these people; Ethiopic (very vague), and Nilotic because its great fluvial basin is the Zambezi, not the Nile.”
“One, usually called the Kafir-boom, has large flowers of a brilliant crimson.”
“Neither did he attempt to steal that which to the Kafir is the most coveted prize of all -- a fat ox.”
“About noon, we arrived at a spot called the Kafir's Grave.”
“They who can see the name "Kafir" upon the forehead of Osama bin Laden are the Believers: for upon him is the name "Kafir" as the Arabic wordfor "Unbeliever"; and all who follow him; or secretly believe in his cause; and fund or in any way helphis false Jihad; andthe ad-Dajjal'sLawlessness as that of the Son of Perdition himself: the Son of the Devil.”
“White workers complained of being degraded to the 'Kafir's' level, went on strike, demonstrated and rioted in 1883.”
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