WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE ARE THE AFGHANS?

Afghanistan is a tribal society with different regions of the country having their own subculture. The majority follow Islamic traditions, celebrate the same holidays, dress the same, consume the same food, listen to the same music, and are multi-lingual to a certain extent.

  • There are many ethnicities in Afghanistan, four major ethnic groups include:
    • Hazara (9%)
    • Pashtun (42%)
    • Tajik (27%)
    • Uzbek (9 %)
    • Other such as Aimaq, Turkmen, Baloch unspecified (22%)
  • The major languages spoken in the country are:
    • Dari – 35%
    • Pashtun – 50%
  • Islam is the predominant religion
    • 80% are Sunni Muslim
    • 20% are Shi’a Muslim
  • Pray 5 times a day
  • Fast sunrise to sunset in Ramadan for 30 days
  • Celebrate all Islamic holidays