Pashto

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Pashto Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    Pashto n : an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the official language of Afghanistan [syn: Pashtu, Paxto, Afghani, Afghan]

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Pashto Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Pashto (Naskh: پښتو‎ IPA: ) is an Indo-Eropean language spoken by Pashtun living in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Native speakers of Pashto account for 56% of the Afghanistan population and 17% of the Pakistan population. As defined in the Constitution, Pashto is the national and official language of Afghanistan and is used for the administration of the Afghan government throughout the country, while in Pakistan, it is acknowledged as a provincial (state-level) language for the State of Khaibar Pakhtunkhwa.

As a consequence of Strong socio-economic inter-relations, along with other historic and linguistic reasons, there are many dialects in Pashto language. However, as a whole, Pashto has two main dialects: western dialect and eastern dialect. The difference between these two dialects is in the use of sounds.

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  • Karzai Calls on Taliban to Put Down Arms
    --Audio as incoming -- An Honor Guard as Afghan President Hamid Karzai marks Eid al-Fitr. He wishes for peace at a time when the war is inflicting an increasingly devastating toll on civilians, with the number of casualties rising by almost a quarter in the first half of this year. He wants the Taliban to put down their weapons. (SOUND BITE) (Pashto) AFGHAN PRESID Read more on this news related to 'Pashto'
  • Steve Coll: War and Politics
    Over the summer, the Afghan Taliban’s military committee distributed “A Book of Rules,” in Pashto, to its fighters. The book’s eleven chapters seem to draw from the population-centric principles of F.M. 3-24, the U.S. Army’s much publicized counter-insurgency field manual . . . Read more on this news related to 'Pashto'

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