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  • proper n. Alternative spelling of Pashto.


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  • Pashto (also known as Pashtu, Pakhto, Pakhtu, Paxto) is the language of the Afghans.

    Learn Pashto Online

  • Panetta, said that they are looking to double their staff of translators and linguistic workers for languages such as Pashtu, Dari, and Urdu.

    U.S. Government Looking for More Translators

  • Six times a week, thousands of local boys and girls—sometimes together, more often separately—gather in scores of village mosques across the district at the break of dawn, sitting through 90 minutes of math and Afghanistan's national languages of Pashtu and Dari.

    Emboldened Taliban Try to Sell Softer Image

  • The programme will air four times a week on both its Dari and Pashtu language channels.

    Sesame Street goes to Afghanistan

  • The animal, known simply as Khanzir, the Pashtu word for pig, was given to the zoo by China in 2002.

    Boing Boing

  • In the Taliban-dominated southern provinces, they are often unable to communicate in the local Pashtu language, and are seen as aliens by the locals.

    U.S. Slows Afghan Security-Force Expansion

  • In Pashtu the words for “cousin” and “enemy” are roughly the same, which is indicative of the endemic low-level warfare that is the way of life in the FATA, where all males are armed and the blood feud is a multigenerational pursuit that the tribesmen seem to genuinely enjoy.

    The Longest War

  • Shortly after 9/11, Adam Khan, an Afghan-American who had served in the Marines and who spoke Pashtu and Dari, the two main Afghan languages, received a call about deploying to Afghanistan.

    The Longest War

  • The reward offer was made in Dari, not Pashtu, the quite different language of southern Afghanistan, and it suggested that those with relevant information should call a number in the United States or email in pertinent information.

    The Longest War

  • Mr Aziz also said Khan was clean-shaven, but addressed him in Urdu, rather than Pashtu.

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