Of the two official languages it is more dominant and considered the lingua franca or trade language of the country. Pashto and persian dari both indo european languages are the official languages of the country.
Linguistic map of afghanistan an insatiable appetite for ancient and modern tongues home alphabetic index classificatory index largest languages families glossary.
Linguistic map of afghanistan. Media in category linguistic maps of afghanistan the following 24 files are in this category out of 24 total. Afghan sign language afghan sign aimaq barbari berberi chahar aimaq char aimaq arabic tajiki spoken. The people of afghanistan form a complex mosaic of ethnic and linguistic groups.
Dari the official language of afghanistan. Isw s most recent map of afghanistan indicates the locations of ethno linguistic groups and their representation in the country s largest cities. About the size of the u s.
The persian or dari language functions as the nation s lingua franca and is the native tongue of several of afghanistan s ethnic groups including the tajiks hazaras and aimaqs. It is considered a modern dialect of the persian language. Go back to see more maps of afghanistan cities of afghanistan.
Language maps of afghanistan ethno linguistic map of afghanistan what do people of afghanistan look like quora this map shows the ethnic groups within afghanistan pashtun 42 afghanistan ethno linguistic groups mapsof net afghanistan and pakistan ethnic groups national geographic society file languages of afghanistan provinces jpg wikimedia. Ethno linguistic map of afghanistan click to see large. State of texas afghanistan occupies an area of 647 230 km2 249 900 sq mi in southern asia.
Due to afghanistan s multi ethnic character multilingualism is a common phenomenon. More than two fifths of the population speak pashto the language of the pashtuns while about half speak some dialect of persian. As observed on the physical map of the country above most of afghanistan is a rugged inhospitable mountainous landscape.
Afganistan 48 living languages. One of the official languages of afghanistan is dari also known as farsi or afghan persian. Afghanistan s ethno linguistic groups may 19 2009 institute for t.
Pashto is the native tongue of the pashtuns the dominant ethnic group in afghanistan. Major languages of afghanistan based on sources in 1985 from afghan smart book 1 page 31 crop jpg 1 253 1 056. This map shows ethnic groups and languages they speak on the afghanistan map.
Ashkun ashkund ashkuni wamais wamayi azerbaijani south azeri.