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Because of the war in Afganistan, Pashto is presently one of the world’s most important languages. It is spoken by some 50-60 million people (the population of Texas and California combined). While it is the official language of Afganistan, it is also spoken by 15% of the population of Pakistan. The closest relative to the Pashto alphabet is Persian. Both of these scripts are very similar to Arabic.

Online Pashto Lessons on YouTube

Pashto Digital Dictionary (U of Chicago)

Wikipedia in Pashto