Languages of Afghanistan

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Most Afghans are bilingual.

Dari and Pashto are the official languages of Afghanistan,[1] but other important regional languages include Uzbeki, Turkmeni, Baluchi, Pashai, Nuristani, Pamiri (alsana), Arab and possibly a few other.[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Article Sixteen of the Constitution of Afghanistan". 2004. http://www.afghan-web.com/politics/current_constitution.html#preamble. Retrieved June 13, 2012. "From among the languages of Pashto, Dari, Uzbeki, Turkmani, Baluchi, Pashai, Nuristani, Pamiri (alsana), Arab and other languages spoken in the country, Pashto and Dari are the official languages of the state."
  2. "The Afghans – Language and Literacy". Barbara Robson and Juliene Lipson, with assistance from Farid Younos and Mariam Mehdi. United States: Center for Applied Linguistics. June 30, 2002. http://www.cal.org/co/afghan/alang.html. Retrieved 2010-09-16.