Afghan Proverbs – Proverbs, Sayings and Quotes

proverbs and quotes of Afghanistan

Proverb: The first day you meet, you are friends. (yag roz didi dost) The next day you meet, you are brothers. (degare roz didi bridar) Meaning: Friendship grows into a brotherhood.   Proverb: A real friend is one who takes the hand of his friend in time of distress and helplessness. Meaning: A friend in … Read more

Environmental Issues – Impact of Climate Change

Climate change of afghanistan

Afghanistan has long been a land of marginal environment-too dry and too cold for much life. Thousands of years of environmental stress by the country’s people have dramatically altered the landscape and caused extensive environmental destruction. Because the Afghan people lack the financial means to purchase fuel, they must cut trees, uproot shrubs, and collect … Read more

Geneva Accords – Five Major Documents

Documents of Geneva Accords

By the mid-1980s, the tenacious Afghan resistance movement–aided by the United States, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and others–was exacting a high price from the Soviets, both militarily within Afghanistan and by souring the U.S.S.R.’s relations with much of the Western and Islamic world. Although informal negotiations for a Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan had been underway since … Read more

Afghanistan Literature – Famous Poets

Literature of Afghanistan

The region called Afghanistan nowadays was noted for its poetic language even before the Islamic conquest of Afghanistan in the 7th through 11th centuries. The Pota (Pata) Khazana, contains Pashto poetry written as far back as the 8th Century. Some of the famous poets who were born or lived in the region we call Afghanistan … Read more

Afghanistan Culture – Ethnic Groups and Traditions

The culture of Afghanistan reflects its ancient roots and position as a crossroads for invading ethnic groups and traditions. Little the Afghans make is unattractive; even common grain bags to carry produce to market are often embroidered to make them more beautiful. A camel caravan of nomads often looks like a circus parade, with the … Read more

Dari And Pashto Alphabet

afgh alphabet

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Afghan Music – Traditional Folk Songs, Ballads and Dances

Music of Afghanistan

Music is represented chiefly by traditional folk songs, ballads, and dances. Among the stringed instruments, the six-stringed rohab is thought to be the ancestor to the Western violin and cello. Other instruments include the santur (a kind of zither), a hand-pumped harmonium, the chang (a plucked mouth harp), and a variety of drums beaten with the palm and fingers. The attan dance … Read more

Land and Resources – Afghanistan’s Shape

Afghanistan's Shape

Afghanistan is shaped roughly like a clenched fist with the thumb extended out to the northeast. Afghanistan covers an area of about 652,090 sq km (about 251,773 sq mi). Its maximum length from east to west is about 1240 km (about 770 mi); from north to south it is about 1015 km (about 630 mi). … Read more

Afghanistan Mountains – The Tallest Points of Afghanistan

mountains

Mountains dominate the landscape, traversing the center of the country, running generally in a northeast-southwest direction. More than 49 percent of the total land area lies above 2,000 meters. Although geographers differ on the division of these mountains into systems, they agree that the Hindukush system, the most important, is the westernmost extension of the … Read more