Pashto (also transliterated Pakhto, Pushto, Pukhto, Pashtu, or Pushtu), also known as Kabuli, or Afghani, is an Indo-European language spoken primarily in Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan. Pashto belongs to the Eastern Iranian branch of the Indo-Iranian language family. There are nearly 40 million Pashtuns. As defined in the Constitution of Afghanistan, Pashto is a national and official language.
Pashto is primarily spoken in the the east, south and southwest of Afghanistan, but also in some northern and northwestern parts as a result of recent relocation. In Pakistan, Pashto is spoken by about 27 million people (15% of the total population in the North-West Frontier Province, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, and Balochistan. Modern "transplant" communities are also found in Sindh (Karachi and Hyderabad).
Pashto on whatamieating.com
To find foods and foods and food-related items in whatamieating.com in Pashto you may search by any of the following terms:
Afghan Afghani Afghanistan Afghanistani Indian Subcontinent Pakistan Pakistani Pakhto Pukhto Pakhtu Pukhtu Pashto Pashtu Pushto Pushtu Kabuli
These terms associated with languages are hidden behind the scenes as there is some crossover with other languages. The traveller in Afghanistan may not be precisely certain which language is in use, and can search using more general terms such as 'Afghan''.
You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of Pomegranate, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say:
'Pakistani pomegranate' and then click on 'Translate from English'
One of the problems of providing searches in a multilingual world-wide food dictionary is trying to help people reach the things they are searching for. People do not always know the precise language being used, so these more general searches such as 'Pakistani' may help in a successful search.
Also included in the glossary are dishes from the cuisine of the region, cookery terms, cooking methods, drinks, food festivals, days of the week, months of the year etc.
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