Published on March 6, 2014
Have you ever heard about Afghanistan?
AFGHANISTAN KNOW YOUR COMMUNITY – KNOW YOUR WORLD
INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER PROFILE Humayoon Chakhansuri
COUNTRY MAP Central Asia (Heart of Asia) Connecting South and East Asia with Central and Western Asia. The country is the 41st largest in the world in size Covers 251,773 Sq Miles.
COUNTRY QUICK FACTS • • • • • • • • • Full name: Afghanistan Population: 33.4 million (2012) Capital: Kabul Largest city: Kabul (Population) Major language: Pashtu and Dari Major religion: Islam Life expectancy: Male: 48.68, Female: 51.05 Monetary unit: Afghani Main exports: Saffron, carpets, Dry fruits, wool, cotton, and Fruits. • GNI per capita: $470 (2011)
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION • Silk Road • Asian Crossroad. • subject to invasion. (over the centuries) by the Persians, Greeks, Arabs, Mongols, Tartars, Russians and British
HISTORY • Written History 500 BC • Archaeologist 50,000 BC • Urbanization 3000 BC • During the 7th century AD, Arab Muslims brought Islam to Afghanistan
HISTORY Afghanistan's modern roots are in the Durrani Dynasty, founded in 1747 by Ahmed Shah Durrani. Born 1722 & Died 1772 Loya Jirga: A traditional political meeting held to select a leader
HISTORY •First British Invasion :1839-1842 •Second invasion 1878 to 1881 •Third invasion May 1919-Aug 1919 Amanullah Khan
LANDFORMS OR HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT EVENTS 3. Lowest point: Nowshak, 24,557 ft. 1. Climate:point: Amu Darya: 846 ft. of the country. 2. Highest Depends on various part arid, semi-arid, cold winters, hot summers.
LANGUAGE: No. 49 languages and dialects. Pashto and Dari are the national languages. English Pronunciation Pashtu 1 Hello. Sa-lam 2 My name is… Zma nom …. de. 3 Good bye Da – khudai – pa - amaan د خدای په امان 4 I am from … Za - da … sakha - yam. زه د... څخه یم 5 Thank-you. Manana 6 You’re welcome. Sha - Raghlast 7 I love you Sta - sara – meena - laram 8 Please Lothfan 9 How are you? Sanga yaast? 10 Excuse me Wa - bakh - sha 11 I am sorry Maa – wa - bakh - sha 12 Do you speak……? 13 Yes Taso pa…. khabari kawalai shay Ho 14 No Na سل م .زما نو م.... دی مننه ښه راغلست ستا سره مینه لر م لطفا څنګه یاست؟ وبخښه ما وبخښه تاسو په ..... خبری کولی شی؟ هو نه
COUNTRY LEADER: Hamid Karzai GOVERNMENT: Parliamentary VOTING AGE: 18
CURRENT EVENTS OR KEY ISSUES Security Education Poverty Infrastructure
ECONOMICS • • • • Rugs Saffron Other Agri products Gems
CURRENCY • 1 USD - 57 AFS
ETHNIC GROUPS • • • • Pashtun Tajik Hazara Uzbek
SOCIAL LIFE • Extended Family & Nuclear Family • Social Behavior • Hospitality Hospitality is essential aspect of Afghan culture. No matter who you are, if you visit a home you will be given the best the family has. you will be offered snacks and your tea glass will be constantly filled. When you have had enough cover the glass with your hand and say “bus” (meaning ‘enough).
EVERYDAY LIVING • • • • • • • Getting Ready for school (6:00 AM to 10:00 AM) Saturday to Thursday Study-Homework Play with friends Mostly Extended familyNo indoor Pets Picnics with family, visit relatives, parks, zoo.
GENDER- ROLE OF GIRLS / BOYS – MEN/WOMEN
NATIONAL FESTIVALS-HOLIDAYS EVENTS Naw EID Roz
NATIONAL FESTIVALS-HOLIDAYS EVENTS Ramadan Independence day Shaheed Day Mahram Meelad Nabi
SPORTS • • • • • Buzkashi (National sport) Cricket Football Volleyball Taekwondo ……….
TRADITIONAL DANCE Women Attan Men Attan
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LINKS • • • • • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_Afghanistan https://www.google.com/#q=GNI+of+Afghanistan http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_languages_are_spoken_ https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-fact https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-fact http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Afghanistan
• • • • • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebqOuRJnc_I Afghan star http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVrMo-lvoOo Muzhda http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-W7vrqQlFY • • Bezhan jan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-25jigy7Mc • • • • Female https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=554453591252467&set=vb.30980540236 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9shyTGT7fkY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebqOuRJnc_I
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