Definition of Kafiri

1. Noun. A Dardic language spoken by the Kafir in northeastern Afghanistan.

Generic synonyms: Dard, Dardic, Dardic Language



Lexicographical Neighbors of Kafiri

Kachinic
Kacie
Kaczism
Kaczist
Kadai
Kadai language
Kadapa
Kaden
Kadikoy
Kadima
Kadiweu
Kadmos
Kaduna
Kaffir
Kaffir pox
Kafiri (current term)
Kafka
Kafkaesque
Kafocin
Kag-Fer-Jiir-Koor-Ror-Us-Zuksun
Kagawa
Kagay-anon
Kagoshima
Kagulumira
Kagyu
Kahane Chai
Kahlil Gibran
Kahlua
Kahlúa
Kahn

Literary usage of Kafiri

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Sketch of the Modern Languages of the East Indies by Robert Needham Cust (1878)
"Trumpp mentions, that he has examined the Kohistani Dialect, which is rude and akin to Kafiri, and spoken by the population of the tract adjoining the ..."

2. A Sketch of the Modern Languages of the East Indies: accompanied by two by Robert Needham Cust (1878)
"It is possible that some may on further research be reduced to Dialects, and that other distinct Languages may be brought to notice. I. Kafiri. VIII. ..."

3. Kafiristan: The Bashgeli Kafirs and Their Language by Gottlieb William Leitner (1880)
"... the man may have known a real Kafiri dialect, though he certainly did not speak that of Gara (whose leather-bottle of wine, arrow and' boots are in ..."

4. A Grammar of the Eastern Hindi Compared with the Other Gaudian Languages by August Friedrich Rudolf Hoernle (1880)
"... and Kafiri were once in close connection, perhaps one language; and that, at some time in the remote past, they became separated by the Sr. Pr. tongue, ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1884)
"As to religion, the Kafiri believe in a passive supreme being, and a very active devil to whom all mischances are ascribed. The men shave the head, ..."

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