Afghan (Pashto/Persian: افغان) refers to someone or something from Afghanistan, in particular a citizen of that country. The pre-nation state, historical ethnonym Afghan was used to refer to a member of the Pashtuns.
Are the people of Afghanistan called Afghans?
People from Afghanistan are called Afghans. The majority of the population speaks Darian Persian (Dari) and Pashto. These two are also the official languages and are the widely spoken languages in Afghanistan, with about 93% of Afghans able to speak it regardless of their ethnic background.
Are Sikhs Afghans in Punjabi?
Afghan Sikhs are ethnically Pashtun, Hindkowan or Punjabi and speak Hindko, Pashto, Punjabi, Dari, Hindustani (Urdu-Hindi). Once numbering between 200,000 and 500,000 (1.8% - 4.6% of the national population) in the 1970s, their population in Afghanistan has dwindled since the Afghan wars began.
Which country is mainly Sikh?
India Sikhism can be found predominantly in the Punjab state of India but Sikh communities exist on every inhabited continent, with the largest total emigrant population being in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Do Sikhs drink alcohol?
Drinking alcohol is often associated with the Punjabi culture, but is prohibited in Sikhism. Baptised Sikhs are forbidden from drinking but some non-baptised Sikhs do consume alcohol. Whilst the vast majority of those who do drink have no problem, a small number of Punjabi Sikh women are affected.