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affluent Having an abundance of wealth.

aficionados Ardent fans; enthusiasts.

agha Mister; great lord.

ahesta boro Wedding song.

ahmaq Fool, idiot.

Al hamdullellah Thanks to God.

Alahoo God.

alaykum Upon you; usually found with a word preceding it, as in "peace be upon you."

Alef-beh The letters A and B, used to signify the entire alphabet.

attan A tribal dance performed on festive occasions.

aush Soup with noodles, meat, vegetables, tomato broth, and yogurt, usually served with mint as a garnish.

awroussi The wedding ceremony.

ayat Sign or miracle, usually referring to verses of the Koran.

Ayat-ul-kursi A long verse of the Koran.

azan The call to prayer that occurs five times daily.

Babalu Boogeyman.

bachem My child.

bakhshesh Forgiveness.

bakhshida Pardoned by God.

balay Yes.

bas Enough.

bia To lead along.

biryani Rice dish made with meat, vegetables, and yogurt.

Bismillah An exclamation meaning "In the name of God!"

biwa A widow.

boboresh "Cut him."

bolani Flatbread stuffed with potatoes or leeks.

burqa Women's outer garment that fully covers them.

Buzkashi A National game of Afghanistan played on horseback and involving a calf's carcass as the object of competition.

caracul A specific type of sheep.

carcinoma A malignant tumor that spreads by metastasis; cancer.

cardamom The aromatic seeds of an Asian plant in the ginger family.

chai Tea.

Chaman A town in Afghanistan.

chapan Traditional, long coat worn by Afghani men.

chapandaz A master horseman of the Buzkashi competition.

chatty Part-time; not real.

chi "What?"

chilas Wedding bands.

chopan kabob Pieces of marinated lamb placed on a skewer and broiled.

chuff A boor; a churl.

cleft lip Another name for a harelip.

congenital Pertaining to a condition present at birth.

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