a member of a nomadic Muslim people living in Eritrea, Djibouti, and northern Ethiopia.
the Northern Cushitic language spoken by the Afars.
at, from, or to a great distance
a great distance (esp in the phrase from afar)

contraction of Middle English of feor (late 12c.), on ferr (c.1300), from Old English feor “far” (see far); the a- representing both of and on compounds (which meant the same thing). Spelled afer in 14c.
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