Pashto

Pashto, sometimes spelled Pukhto or Pakhto, is an Eastern Iranian language of the Indo-European family. It is known in Persian literature as Afghani . The language is natively spoken by Pashtuns (also called Pukhtuns/Pakhtuns; historically known as ethnic Afghans), an ethnic group of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Pashto comprises, along with Dari (alternatively known as ‘Afghan Persian’), the two languages of Afghanistan with official status. Pashto is also the second-largest regional language in Pakistan, mainly spoken in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the northern districts of the Balochistan province. Likewise, it is the primary language of the Pashtun diaspora around the world; the total number of Pashto-speakers is thought to be at least 40 million, although some estimates place it as high as 60 million.

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100 Most Spoken Languages in the World

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Currently, more or less 7,000 languages are spoken all over the world. Some languages are spoken by millions in a vast region while some are popular in a tiny area. But the purpose of all these languages is the same which is- conveying one’s feelings and give a message. Moreover, each country has its own…


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