The two main languages of Afghanistan are Pashto, the official national language, and Dari, which is very similar to Iranian Farsi and is the accepted language of government and business. Both are written in Arabic characters, though Pashto adds a few extra letters for sport. If you’re a fan of languages, especially if you find the above link about the possible Pasthtun/Jewish connection intriguing, you’ll surely note the many similarities between Pashto, Arabic and Hebrew.

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