Afghanistan Culture

Be Allah you can be!

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  • Ethnic Makeup: Pashtun 42%, Tajik 27%, Hazara 9%, Uzbek 9%
  • Religion: Sunni Muslim 80%, Shi'a Muslim 19%
  • Language: Pashtu & Dari
  • Population: 31,822,848
  • Area: 652,230 sq km


Birth Rate: 38.84
Death Rate: 14.12
Infant Mortality: 117
Life Expectancy: 50 years


  • Islam is practiced by the majority of Afghans and governs much of their personal, political, economic and legal lives.
  • Friday is the Islamic holy day, which ends up in most shops and offices being closed.
  • Among certain obligations for Muslims are to pray five times a day - at dawn, noon, afternoon, sunset, and evening.
  • Almost no vegitarians
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  • Family is the single most important part of the Afghanistan culture
  • They have arranged marriages
  • Women are in charge of household duties


Qabli Pulao
  • Most popular dish in Afghan
  • Steamed rice with chopped raisin & carrot
  • Eaten with various meats
  • Meat on a stick
  • Used with meats like Lamb and Beef
  • Fried Onions, along with vegetables and meats


National Anthem Of Afghanistan by mirwais_khan
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