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KYCKYW - Afghanistan 2015

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KYCKYW - Afghanistan 2015

  1. 1. Have you ever heard about Afghanistan?
  2. 2. AFGHANISTAN KNOW YOUR COMMUNITY – KNOW YOUR WORLD
  3. 3. COUNTRY MAP  Central Asia (Heart of Asia)  Connecting South and East Asia with Central and Western Asia.  Covers 251,773 Sq Miles.  The country is the 41st largest in the world in size
  4. 4. 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)
  5. 5. GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION • Silk Road • Asian Crossroad. • subject to invasion. (over the centuries) by the Persians, Greeks, Arabs, Mongols, Tartars, Russians and British
  6. 6. HISTORY • Written History 500 BC • Archaeologist 50,000 BC • Urbanization 3000 BC • During the 7th century AD, Arab Muslims brought Islam to Afghanistan
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. • First British Invasion :1839-1842 • Second invasion 1878 to 1881 • Third invasion May 1919-Aug 1919 HISTORY Amanullah Khan
  9. 9. 1. Highest point: Nowshak, 24,557 ft. LANDFORMS OR HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT EVENTS 2. Lowest point: Amu Darya: 846 ft.3. Climate: Depends on various part of the country. arid, semi-arid, cold winters, hot summers.
  10. 10. LANGUAGE: No. English Pronunciation Pashtu 1 Hello. Sa-lam ‫سالم‬ 2 My name is… Zma nom …. de. ‫نوم‬ ‫زما‬....‫دی‬. 3 Good bye Da – khudai – pa - amaan ‫امان‬ ‫په‬ ‫خدای‬ ‫د‬ 4 I am from … Za - da … sakha - yam. ‫د‬ ‫زه‬...‫یم‬ ‫څخه‬ 5 Thank-you. Manana ‫مننه‬ 6 You’re welcome. Sha - Raghlast ‫راغالست‬ ‫ښه‬ 7 I love you Sta - sara – meena - laram ‫لرم‬ ‫مینه‬ ‫سره‬ ‫ستا‬ 8 Please Lothfan ‫لطفا‬ 9 How are you? Sanga yaast? ‫یاست؟‬ ‫څنګه‬ 10 Excuse me Wa - bakh - sha ‫وبخښه‬ 11 I am sorry Maa – wa - bakh - sha ‫وبخښه‬ ‫ما‬ 12 Do you speak……? Taso pa…. khabari kawalai shay ‫په‬ ‫تاسو‬.....‫شی؟‬ ‫کوالی‬ ‫خبری‬ 13 Yes Ho ‫هو‬ 14 No Na ‫نه‬ 49 languages and dialects. Pashto and Dari are the national languages.
  11. 11. COUNTRY  LEADER: Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai  GOVERNMENT: Presidential  VOTING AGE: 18
  12. 12. CURRENT EVENTS OR KEY ISSUES  Security  Corruption  Education  Poverty  Infrastructure
  13. 13. ECONOMICS • Rugs • Saffron • Other Agri products • Gems
  14. 14. CURRENCY • 1 USD - 57 AFS
  15. 15. ETHNIC GROUPS • Pashtun • Tajik • Hazara • Uzbek and more
  16. 16. 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).
  17. 17. EVERYDAY LIVING • Getting Ready for school (6:00 AM to 10:00 AM) • Saturday to Thursday • Study-Homework • Play with friends • Mostly Extended family- • No indoor Pets • Picnics with family, visit relatives, parks, zoo.
  18. 18. GENDER- ROLE OF GIRLS / BOYS – MEN/WOMEN
  19. 19. TRADITIONAL COSTUMES
  20. 20. Naw Roz EID NATIONAL FESTIVALS-HOLIDAYS EVENTS
  21. 21. NATIONAL FESTIVALS-HOLIDAYS EVENTS  Ramadan  Independence day  Shaheed Day  Mahram  Meelad Nabi
  22. 22. MARRIAGE
  23. 23. SPORTS • Buzkashi (National sport) • Cricket • Football • Volleyball • Taekwondo ……….
  24. 24. FOOD
  25. 25. TRADITIONAL DANCE Men Attan Women Attan
  26. 26. What have you learned that was most surprising or interesting ?
  27. 27. LINKS • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_Afghanista n • https://www.google.com/#q=GNI+of+Afghanistan • http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_languages_are_spok en_in_Afghanistan • https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world- factbook/geos/af.html • https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world- factbook/rankorder/2066rank.html?countryname=Afg hanistan&countrycode=af&regionCode=sas&rank=7#af http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Afghanistan
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Created by: Humayoon Chakhansuri Copyright of Global Ties Akron

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