Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a people of Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia.
  • noun The Cushitic language of the Afar.

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  • proper noun A Cushitic language spoken in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti.
  • proper noun The people speaking this language and residing in these regions.
  • proper noun A region in Ethiopia.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Afar qafár.]

Examples

  • The continental crust under Afar is a mere 20 kilometers from top to bottom, less than half its original thickness, and parts of the area are over 100 meters below sea level.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • The region, known as the Afar Triangle, sits along a geologic fault known as the East African Rift, where the continent is slowly being pulled apart by tectonic plate movements.

    Eritrea Volcano Disrupts East Africa Air Travel

  • The region, known as the Afar Triangle, sits along a geologic fault known as the East African Rift, where the continent is slowly being pulled apart by tectonic plate movements.

    Eritrea Volcano Disrupts East Africa Air Travel

  • The region, known as the Afar Triangle, sits along a geologic fault known as the East African Rift, where the continent is slowly being pulled apart by tectonic plate movements.

    Eritrea Volcano Disrupts East Africa Air Travel

  • The region, known as the Afar Triangle, sits along a geologic fault known as the East African Rift, where the continent is slowly being pulled apart by tectonic plate movements.

    Eritrea Volcano Disrupts East Africa Air Travel

  • Since 1965, Taieb had been piecing together the geological history of the remote eastern deserts of Ethiopia, a region known as the Afar Triangle.

    Ancestral Passions

  • Since 1965, Taieb had been piecing together the geological history of the remote eastern deserts of Ethiopia, a region known as the Afar Triangle.

    Ancestral Passions

  • Tal Afar, which is primarily populated by the ethnic Turkomen minority, is only about 40 miles (60 kilometers) northwest of Mosul and has gone through cycles of stability and instability for years.

    Long Island Press

  • [14] The singular is Dankali, the plural Danakil: both words are Arabic, the vernacular name being "Afar" or "Afer," the Somali "Afarnimun."

    First Footsteps in East Africa

  • The Afar have a notorious reputation for hostility to visitors or trespassers depending on your view point.

    Ben Colclough: 10 Reasons to Love Ethiopia

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