Pashto Translation Completed ~ to go online June 6
Clear and Simple Media is pleased to announce the completion of the Pashto translation of Simple Truths earlier this week.
Pashto is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan, and it is the second-largest regional language of Pakistan, mainly spoken in the west and northwest of the country. The total number of Pashto-speakers is estimated to be over 60 million people.
The project has been “in the works” for over a year, but finding a competant and available translation team had been a challenge. Clear and Simple Media was able to identify translators earlier this Spring. As a result, the book, Simple Truths, in Pashto will be available online at A Simple Word [HERE] on June 6. It is one of the nine languages in the latest CSM project.
As a national language of Afghanistan, Pashto is primarily spoken in the east, south, and southwest, but also in some northern and western parts of the country. The exact number of speakers is unavailable, but different estimates show that Pashto is the mother tongue of up to 60% of the total population of Afghanistan.
Other communities of Pashto speakers are found in Tajikistan, and further in the Pashtun diaspora. Also, sizable Pashto-speaking communities exist in the Middle East, especially in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and northeastern Iran near the Afghan border. The Pashtun diaspora speaks Pashto in countries like the United States, United Kingdom, Thailand, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Qatar, Australia, Japan, Russia, and New Zealand.