This map shows ethnolinguistic groups across Afghanistan and Pakistan. This map is part of a high school human geography lesson, The Geography of Afghanistan, developed by Brown University for The Choices Program.
government or nation (state) whose borders do not reflect ethnic divisions or the desires of its peoples.
natural or artificial line separating two pieces of land.
line separating geographical areas.
people and land separated by distance or culture from the government that controls them.
to take away certain rights, usually voting.
forced removal of something, often people or organisms, from their communities or original space.
border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
leader of a Muslim region or state. Also called amir.
people sharing genetic characteristics, culture, language, religion or history.
study of language.
to reduce the significance or importance of something.
region along the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
naturally occurring geographic characteristics.
British government rule in India, prior to Indian independence in 1947.
sphere of influence
area or region where a nation or cultural group has cultural, economic, military, or political influence.
person who analyzes the specific boundaries and features of a piece of land using mathematical concepts such as geometry.
community made of one or several family groups sharing a common culture.