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We’re on a break… Posted by on Jun 25, 2015

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…but we’ll be back! As you may have noticed, the Dari blog is currently on hiatus. In the meantime, we encourage you to look through the blog archives to keep the Dari vocabulary, grammar, and culture fresh in your mind. If you or someone you know would be interested in contributing to the Dari blog, please…

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How to Make an Afghan Kite Posted by on Feb 1, 2014

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It Takes Two, Me and You! Usually one person flies the kite and the other, an assistant, keeps the charkha (an intricately designed wooden drum that keeps the wire wound around it). Gudiparan: The Kite Gudiparan (translation: flying doll), come in different sizes – from about 10 to12 inches in diameter to the size of…

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Islamic Religious Titles (Video) Posted by on Jan 14, 2014

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Note-: QARI Abdul Nabil  (QARI is the titles). Islam, a major religion with believers throughout the world, also uses special titles. Because these titles are generally in Arabic (or, sometimes, in Persian), most are not well-known in the English-speaking world. Here are a few that are either well-known or becoming more commonly used: Capitalize…

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Afghan Music (Harmonium) Posted by on Dec 3, 2013

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Short Information regarding Harmonium     (معلومات کوتاه درباره هارمونیم) When the British came to India in the 18th century, they brought their harmoniums also. Although the foot pedal was still retained, the hand pumped version was introduced. When the harmonium came across to North Indian musicians, they immediately favored this instrument for few reasons. When the…

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Afghan Nekah and wedding Posted by on Nov 25, 2013

Afghan society is very family oriented. Many social events and traditional ceremonies are celebrated with immediate and extended family members, neighbors, and friends. Being a traditional society, Afghanistan has many ceremonies with roots in tradition and religion. Two important occasions that bring friends and relatives together are births and weddings (عروسى). (Dari Alphabet for عروسى…

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