By: Anna, Selin, Alex, and Lane
A long tent-like garment, which the Taliban have
decreed women must wear when going outside. It
covers them completely and even has a narrow mesh
screen over their eyes.
A piece of cloth worn by women and girls to cover their
hair and shoulders. Girls wear this outside.
One of two main languages spoken in Afganistan.
A Muslim festival coming at the end of Ramadan, the
month of fasting.
A cart on wheels, pushed by hand, used to sell things in
Pieces of meat on a skewer, cooked over a fire.
A small body of citizens, enrolled for military service
and called out periodically for drill but serving full
time in emergencies.
A bomb planted in the ground, which explodes if it’s
Afghan bread-flat, sometimes long and sometimes
A grey or brown woolen blanket shawl worn by Afghan
men and boys.
One of the two main languages spoken in Afghanistan.
Long, loose shirt and trousers, worn by both men and
women. Men’s are all one color, with pockets in the
side and on the chest. Women’s are different colors
and patterns, sometimes elaborately embroidered or
The Soviet Union before its break-up, including Russia
and other communist countries.
Members of the ruling party in Afghanistan.
A narrow mattress used in many Afghan homes instead
of chairs or beds.