Spoken by the ’s or Pashtuns (inhabiting and the west of Pakistan) as well as by groups in , it is one of the official languages of Afghanistan, along with .

With regards to the of Pashto, it comes from the language of families, discussed HERE, and more specifically forms part of the branch, discussed HERE.

Just as in , adjectives are placed before the noun.  Both adjectives and nouns have two : feminine and masculine, as well as two numbers: singular and plural.

At present, given the difficult political situation in Afghanistan, Pashto linguists are in high demand.

It’s fundamental to train military personnel stationed in the zone in this language, as fluid communication is of vital importance to maintain good relations and avoid unnecessary confusion in an already tense atmosphere.  Check out this interesting article to learn more about the topic.

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