MultiCam ISAF Dari / Pashto Script Placard

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Multicam ISAF placards are 3 1/2 X 2 inches embroidered on Multicam material with velcro.

Which one do I order? Where will your Command (region) be stationed or operate out of? Here is a description between the two major languages spoken in the tribal regions of Afghanistan. Ensure you know the difference and which one is the most appropriate .

Pashto ISAF; also know as Pakhto, Pushto, Pukhto, Pashtu, or Pushtu, also known as Afghani, is the native language of the indigenous Pashtun people who are found primarily in the area between the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan and the Indus River in Pakistan. It is a member of the Eastern Iranian languages group spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan as well as by the Pashtun diaspora around the world.

Pashto belongs to the North-Eastern Iranian branch of the Indo-Iranian language family, according to Encyclopedia Iranica, but Ethnologue lists it as Southeastern Iranian. The number of Pashtuns or Pashto-speakers is estimated 50-60 million people worldwide.

The Constitution of Afghanistan declares Pashto as one of the two official languages of the country.

Dari ISAF (Persian: in historical terms refers to the Persian court language of the Sassanids. In contemporary usage, the term refers to the dialects of modern Persian language spoken in Afghanistan, and hence known as Afghan Persian in some Western sources.

It is the term officially recognized and promoted in 1964 by the Afghan government for the Persian language.

As defined in the Constitution of Afghanistan, it is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan; the other is Pashto. Dari is the most widely spoken language in Afghanistan and the mother-tongue of approximately 50% of the population, serving as the country's lingua franca.

The Iranian and Afghan dialects of Persian are highly mutually intelligible, with differences found primarily in the vocabulary and phonology.

Dari, spoken in Afghanistan, should not be confused with Dari or Gabri of Iran, a language of the Central Iranian sub-group, spoken in some Zoroastrian communities.

Dari, which is also simply called Farsi (Persian) by its native-speakers, is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan (the other being Pashto). In practice though, it serves as the de facto lingua franca among the various ethno-linguistic groups.

Dari is spoken by almost 50% of the population as a first language. Tajiks and Farsiwans who comprise approximately 27% of the population are the primary speakers, followed by Hazaras (9%) and (4%). Moreover, many urbanized Pashtuns also use Dari as a first language.

Dari dominates in the northern, western and central areas of Afghanistan, and is the common language spoken in cities such as Kabul, Herat, Mazar-i-Sharif, Fayzabad, Panjshir, and Bamiyan. Smaller Dari-speaking communities also exist in southern Pashtun-dominated areas such as in the cities of Kandahar, Laghman, Gardez, Farah, and Jalalabad.

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