Pashto is the South-Central Asian language of the Pashtuns. It is an Eastern Iranian language, belonging to the Indo-European family. Pashto is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan (the other one is Dari), and it is the second-largest regional language of Pakistan, mainly spoken in the west and northwest of the country. Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) are almost 100% Pashto-speaking, while it is the majority language of the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the northern districts of Balochistan. Pashto is the main language among the Pashtun diaspora around the world. The total number of Pashto-speakers is estimated to be 45–60 million people worldwide (estimated: 2016). Pashto has two main dialect groups, “soft” and “hard”, the latter known as Pakhto. These two dialect groups contain numerous dialects from which 20 are more commonly known and spoken. Some historians trace back the earlier works in Pashtu language to the 8th century which makes it one of the most historical languages.
School Textbooks (published by Afghanistan Education Ministry)
Farsi / Persian تاریخ تلفظ و صرف پشتو جلد اول روان فرهادی Read / Download
English Pastho English Dictionary Zeeya Pashtoon Read
English Descriptive Grammar of Pashto and its Dialects Read / Preview (Google books)
Pashto The Pushto Manual: Concise Grammar, Exercises and Dialogues - by Henry George Raverty - (Orientalist book) Read / Download
English Speaking Afghan Pashto Randall Olsen and M.A. Rashid Read / Download
Dari - Pashto As A 2nd Language G 10 - Download English - Origins of the Pashto Language and Phases of its Literary Evolution - by María Isabel Maldonado García, Bakht Munir - Read / Download English - Intensive Elementary & Secondary Pashto for Military and other Professionals - by Dawood Azami - The Middle East Studies Center (MESC), The Ohio State University, Columbus - Download English - An etymological vocabulary of Pashto - by Morgen Stierne - Read / Download Pashto - Pashto, Urdu and Arabic Pictorial dictionary (probably the first book for the beginners if they can read the script) - Download Pashto - Pashto English Qamoos - Read / Download