Pashto is the newest Pimsleur Method language available. Pashto is spoken by 42-45 million ethnic Pashtuns in Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is also spokenin India, Iran, Tajikistan, United Arab Emirates, and U.K.
Pashto is spoken by an estimated 8 million people in Afghanistan. It was made the national language of Afghanistan in 1936 by royal decree. Today, it is a co-official language of Afghanistan along with Dari (Eastern Persian). Of the two languages, Dari enjoys greater prestige, hence most Pashtuns learn to speak Dari, but few Dari speakers learn Pashto.
Pashto is also spoken by 9.6 million people In Pakistan, but it has no official status and is not taught in schools. Pashtun children are educated in Urdu.
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