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Central Asia: Afghanistan

The Central Asia Library Guide of the Global Resources Center (GRC) is devoted to the research needs of those actively engaged in Central Asian and Eurasian Studies.

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Afghanistan افغانستان


Map of Afghanistan and surrounding countries 

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Language help

Dari دری  and Pashto پشتو

The two official languages of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan are Dari دری  and Pashto پشتو , written in Arabic script. Pashto is an Eastern Iranian language and is also widely spoken in Pakistan. Dari is a Persian language, and is often mutually intelligible with Tajik Persian and Farsi. Several other languages are also spoken in the country.

Several Pashto and Dari textbooks and dictionaries are available at Gelman library and through consortium loan. Limited language help is also available on Google translate.

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