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Ministry of Education.

Afghanistan

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Online dictionaries

Pashto Dictionary definition of the Pashto language.

  Freeland.net online dictionary Introduction to Afghanistan.

Maps/Flag

Images of flags in Afghanistan from 1901

Afghanistan map National Geographic

Afghanistan map Lonely Planet

 

Slides: Afghanistan images

Images: The daily life of Afghanis in the late 1960s

Image: Lake Band-e-amir and limestone canyons

Food

Image: Fruit

Image: Salesman

Image: Food aid

Image: Women at a Poultry Association Meeting

Culture

Afghan Star - a documentary about Central Asia's version of American Idol and the perils involved for women contestants.

Image: Carpet seller in Kabul

Faith

Image: Buddhist figure in the Kabul Museum

Image: Blue Mosque

   
Politics Slides: Long term solutions for Afghanistan
 

Image: Election poster

Image: U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan

   

Information

 History

Video: History of Afghanistan

Language

Kwintessential Cultural Awareness guide - a guide to language, culture, customs and etiquette

The Dari Alphabet

The Pashto Alphabet

International Aid

The Department for International Development in Afghanistan - an overview of the country with maps, links to multimedia, and insights into some of the initiatives uderway in the country.

Film showing how the Halo Trust is making the countryside in Afghanistan safe for people to live in and farm again, by carrying out demining work funded and supported by UKaid from the Department for International Development.

Education

National Geographic: Afghanistan quiz - "This East-West crossroads has long been a hot spot of culture, tradition, and turmoil. How much do you know about it?"

BBC World Service - education in Afghanistan

Education - a brief overview

General facts

CIA World Factbook: Afghanistan

Decline in opium trade - UN Report

Afghanistan's Website - links to many other useful sites

Politics
Geology
Women's rights

Music / Dance

 

 Dance

Image: Dance

Men perform Attan dance, 1948 - National Geographic image

   
Education

  The toughest battle - You Tube video

  Rebuilding through education - You Tube video

  Rebuilding Afghanistan, one book at a time - Vimeo video

 
Readers, eBooks, comics, magazines, podcasts

Children's books in Arabic

Photojournalist Reza - Charlie Devereux talks to world-renowned photojournalist Reza about his Kabul-based NGO Aïna and ambitions to construct a free Afghan media.

Afghanistan - an eBook by Hamilton, A. (Angus), 1874-1913

Afghanistan and the Anglo-Russian Dispute - eBook by Rodenbough, Theo. F.

  An inquiry into the ethnography of Afghanistan (1977) - eBook by Bellew, H. W. (Henry Walter), 1834-1892

Newspapers

Links to a range of newspapers about Afghanistan

  Online Afghanistan newspapers - 12 online newspapers

Download the word Document:

Our_cultural_village_Afghanistan (Word 2007 910KB)

Published on: 19 Feb 2018




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