List of Afghan Americans

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This is a list of Afghan Americans, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants. To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Afghan American or must have independent references showing they are Afghan American and are notable. Pashtun ancestry will not count if the person came legally outside Afghanistan's territory at the time of their origin.

This list generally excludes ethnic Pashtuns (Pathan) and South Asian Muslims of Pashtun ancestry, as they originate outside Afghanistan's borders. This is because of territorial changes in Afghanistan where substantial Pashtun regions were lost from Afghanistan. The definition Afghan therefore no longer applies to Pashtun people outside Afghanistan.

Academia and science

Arts and entertainment


  • Hafizullah Emadi (born Shibar), independent scholar and development consultant for Focus Humanitarian Assistance
  • Masuda Sultan (born 1978), entrepreneur, international human rights advocate, and memoirist


Media and journalism


Politics and civil service


See also