Language Info

Pashto written in Arabic script

Below you'll find all the characters used to write this language and all the countries where this language is used.

Standard Characters

The minimal characters required for this language

Auxiliary Characters

Additional letters (beyond the minimal set) used in foreign or technical words found in typical magazines, newspapers, etc..

Punctuation Characters

The marks used to separate sentences and to clarify meaning

Unicode Blocks

Pashto uses characters from the following Unicode blocks


The worldwide literate language population for Pashto is 45,719,749 people across 4 countries.


30,738,750 people
15.00% literate in Pashto


14,673,664 people
43.00% literate in Pashto

United Arab Emirates

176,101 people


131,234 people


Our data is sourced from a number of places, and we want to give them credit here. We use ISO639 codes for the country codes that support the language.

  1. Unicode CLDR
  2. CLDR Exemplar Characters