The PASHTO Language:
Pashto is a language spoken by Pashtuns living in Afghanistan and western Pakistan. Pashto is spoken by about 28 million people in the western provinces of North-West Frontier Province, Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Balochistan of Pakistan and by over 13 million people in the south, east, west and a few northern provinces of Afghanistan. Pashto is the first official language of Afghanistan. It is also one of the official languages in the western provinces of Pakistan and is spoken by Pashtun communities in Northwestern India. Pashto, being and Indo-European language, shares many cognates with other related languages. The Pashto language has received a significant influx of loan-words from Arabic, Persian and various Turkic languages.