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a gift (especially in the sense of a gratuity or tip)
any of several holidays, but especially the three days of celebration after the month of Ramadan
One of several minority groups in Afghanistan. Generally Mongoloid or somewhat Chinese in appearance
God willing (A very common expression in Afghanistan, reflecting the belief that the future us under God's control, not man's)
oven-baked flat bread
meat on a skewer
a fried rice and yogurt dish
any kind of sweets or candy
the pilgrimage to Mecca a faithful Muslim is expected to make once in one's life
Kamyab or Nahkam?
Succeeded or failed? Made it or came up short? Happy or Sad?
woman or wife
Goodbye. God keep you safe.
nice going. Congratulations.
Nang and Namos
honor and pride
The dominany minority group in Afghanistan. Generally Aryan in appearance
Pashtun code of honor
Pirhan and Tumban
the traditional dress of the average Afghan
the month of fasting in which good Muslims do not eat food or drink during daylight hours.
Hello. Peace be with you.
Excellent! Well done!
Religious law as the basis fo the conduct of civil society
"The Northerners" (The Russians)
One of two major divisions of Islam; considered the more "establishment" branch; Pashtuns
A division of Islam, constituting about 15%, they recognize the line of succession of the prophet Ali
the homeland, a Pashtun term
without family, orphaned
Religious duty in Islam, especially the obligation to contribute part of your income to the poor
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