The Breadwinner Vocabulary

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Here Are Some Vocabulary Words, Specific To The Culture Of Afghanistan, That May Be Helpful To Know Before You Read The Novel.

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A long, tent-like garment which women wear


A piece of cloth worn by women and girls to cover their hair and shoulders

One of the two main languages spoken in Afghanistan
Members of the extremist ruling party in Afghanistan
The other main language spoken in Afghanistan
Traditional dress worn by various peoples of south-central Asia. It is the national dress for both men and women in Afghanistan. Loose pants and ong shirt.

shalwar kameez

An East Indian, white-flour flat bread