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see PashtoPashto
, Pushtu
, or Afghan,
language belonging to the Iranian group of the Indo-Iranian subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. See Indo-Iranian languages.
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Exactly two weeks from the day that Hamida first told her story in Pushtu, she referred to one of her drawings and had the following conversation in English with the researcher:
In return for the concessions made with regard to the recognition of languages spoken in Afghanistan, agreement was reached to keep the national anthem in Pushtu despite a proposal from the CLJ floor to introduce it in both Dari and Pushtu.
The Home Office did not spot the comment until 90 minutes after it was handed to a centre case worker, who had already translated it for her client, who spoke only Urdu and Pushtu.
A statement issued in Pushtu and English languages said This exchange between Islamic Resistance of Palestine (Hamas) and the Zionist Regime in which a total of 1027 Palestinian prisoners will be released is in reality the triumph of the will of the Muslim Palestinian nation and can be considered as one of the heaviest blows to the Zionists.
The MoD would not expand on Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon's announcement of the posting but Major Charles Heyman, editor of Jane's World Armies, said: "They are people with specialised skills, probably able to speak and read Pushtu or Arabic.
It is estimated that some forty-nine languages are spoken of which Persian (Farsi) and Pushtu are the two officially recognized languages; more than fifty per cent of the country's population speak Persian.
Security chiefs at MI5 are offering pounds 19,000-a-year salaries to experts in Urdu, Farsi, Pushtu and Arabic - dialects spoken by hardline Moslems fighting in Afghanistan.