Afghanistan is a mosaic of ethnic groups and cultures and a crossroads between east and west. An ancient land that has often been plundered and also been a focal point of trade, Afghanistan has seen numerous invaders come and go including Aryans, Persians, Greeks, Arabs, and Turks, though it is important to note that the original Aryan tribes of central Asia resided in the area which is mostly Afghanistan and Iran. Afghanistan, in its current form was formed following the Anglo-Afghan wars that culminated in Afghanistan's complete independence from foreign intervention in 1919.
Afghans display pride in their country, ancestry, military prowess, and above all, their independence. Like other highlanders, Afghans are regarded with mingled apprehension and condescension, for their high regard for personal honor, for their clan loyalty and for their readiness to carry and use arms to settle disputes.
Some points to remember:
Afghanistan means land of the Afghans.
The people are AFGHAN (single), AFGHANs (plural).
the currency is AFGHANI.
Afghans speak Parsi (Dari) and Pashto.
I went to Afghanistan last year.
Afghans are warriors.
I spent 2 Afghanis yesterday.
I am Afghan.
Are you Afghan?
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