Afghanistan Population – Country Demographic

People demographic of afghanistan

The last official census in Afghanistan was in 1979 when the population registered at 15,551,358. The 1993 population estimate was 17,691,000, though the effect of the war-with its casualties and refugees have made it difficult to make a reliable estimate. In 1979 more than 85 percent of the population lived in rural areas, with about … Read more

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