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

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

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Basic Greetings in Pashto Posted by on Feb 4, 2014

Welcome to our guide to Afghanistan.  You may be going to Afghanistan on business, for a visit or even hosting Afghani colleagues or clients in your own country. Remember this is only a very basic level introduction and is not meant to stereotype all Afghanis you may meet. When meeting someone the handshake is the most common form…

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TABLA, Afghan Musical Bass Beat: Posted by on Jan 14, 2014

  Tabla is the most famous percussion music instrument in Afghanistan. It is most commonly used in Afghanistan classical music (موسيقي), but its versatility in all musical styles (عبارتونو) has enabled it to become the most popular percussion instrument. The level of sophistication and tonal beauty (ښايست) it possesses has elevated the instrument to an…

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The Afghan Flag Posted by on Apr 25, 2013

Throughout history there have been many different flags in Afghanistan. It is probably the first country to have so many different flags since its establishment. One of the reasons that there have been so many different flags used by the government of Afghanistan throughout the history of Afghanistan is that almost every regime changed…

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What Does the Word Ghairat Really Mean in Pashto? Posted by on Feb 24, 2013

You might be wondering why we are introducing to you a single word in this post. Well, the short answer is because it is very important to know this word if you want to know more about Afghans. Understanding the meaning associated with this word will enable you to understand the issue of honor in…

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