Pashto

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Synonyms for Pashto

an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan

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Exactly two weeks from the day that Hamida first told her story in Pushtu, she referred to one of her drawings and had the following conversation in English with the researcher:
Several students collaborated with Hamida initially in Pushtu.
In return for the concessions made with regard to the recognition of languages spoken in Afghanistan, agreement was reached to keep the national anthem in Pushtu despite a proposal from the CLJ floor to introduce it in both Dari and Pushtu.
162) Leaving aside inconsistencies in terminology--which are partly based on the difficulties of adequately translating the original text in Dari and Pushtu (163)--the content of Article 7, paragraph 1, does little, if anything, to clarify the relationship between international and domestic Afghan law.
Dari (Afghan Persian) is spoken by a third of the population, and Pushtu is spoken by about half.
Es mas, estos estudiantes de la etnia afgana pushtu, refugiados en el vecino Paquistan, fueron reclutados, entrenados y armados por el servicio secreto paquistani ISI y enviados a Afganistan a fin de cumplir una mision especial.
The Home Office did not spot the comment until 90 minutes after it was handed to a centre case worker, who had already translated it for her client, who spoke only Urdu and Pushtu.
An offical of PNCA lauding the contrabution of the Pushtu folk artist for her services to Pashtu folk music.
A statement issued in Pushtu and English languages said This exchange between Islamic Resistance of Palestine (Hamas) and the Zionist Regime in which a total of 1027 Palestinian prisoners will be released is in reality the triumph of the will of the Muslim Palestinian nation and can be considered as one of the heaviest blows to the Zionists.
Pashto also rendered as Pakhto, Pushto, Pukhto, Pashtoe, Pashtu, Pushtu, also known as Pathani Afghani is an Eastern Iranian language of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo- European family spoken by Pushtuns most them living in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Urdu, Punjabi, Pushtu, and Baluchi are of the Indo-European language group, while Brahui is believed to have a Dravidian origin.
The MoD would not expand on Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon's announcement of the posting but Major Charles Heyman, editor of Jane's World Armies, said: "They are people with specialised skills, probably able to speak and read Pushtu or Arabic.
It is estimated that some forty-nine languages are spoken of which Persian (Farsi) and Pushtu are the two officially recognized languages; more than fifty per cent of the country's population speak Persian.
Same situation was noted in many other food outlets in Chengdu regarding Punjab and Pushtu songs, he said that Pakistani music is a high source of amusement.
Security chiefs at MI5 are offering pounds 19,000-a-year salaries to experts in Urdu, Farsi, Pushtu and Arabic - dialects spoken by hardline Moslems fighting in Afghanistan.