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There are far more languages in the world than most people realize, and that’s partly due to languages that most people would consider dialects actually being, from a linguistic perspective, distinct languages. Two of the most famous examples are Chinese and Arabic, both of which are more accurately described as language families rather than single languages. After all, Mandarin and Egyptian Arabic are not mutually intelligible with Cantonese and Moroccan Arabic, respectively. Similarly, Southern Pashto is, in some senses, considered separate from Pashto.

Southern Pashto boasts approximately 15 million native speakers, with another 3.5 million or so people learning it as a second language. It’s the standard variety of Pashto’s southwestern and southeastern dialects, in particular as distinguished from Northern Pashto. Southern Pashto may also be called “Sha” Pashto or Soft Pashto, contrasting Northern Pashto’s alternative names of “Kha” Pashto and Hard Pashto, derived from the phonological differences between the two. Finding translation services that specifically cater to Southern Pashto can be tricky, so we at decided to put together our own team for Southern Pashto translation services.

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Southern Pashto: How does it differ from other variations of Pashto?

Pashto is the second-biggest native language in Afghanistan (the largest is Dari), so naturally, Southern Pashto is found in the southern areas of Afghanistan. Specifically, you can find speakers of Southern Pashto in Kandahar, Helmand, Ghazni, Urozgan, Farah, Nimruz, Ghor, Badghis, Zabul, Paktika, Herat, and beyond. Southern Pashto is divided into even more variants, the most notable of which is the Southwestern, or Kandahari, dialect, known as one of the most archaic varieties of Pashto. Other dialects of Southern Pashto include Quetta, Kākaṛi, and Sherani.

It may surprise you to know that Southern Pashto is related to English, since both are members of the Indo–European family—but the relation is distant. Southern Pashto is complex, with a subject-object-verb word order and split ergativity, which means that sometimes, the verb agrees with the object, not the subject, as in European languages. Other varieties of Pashto share these features, but Southern Pashto also includes grammar that differs from Literary Pashto, including in verb tenses. This means that you have to rely on a native-speaking Southern Pashto translator for reliable translations—and our team is filled with such experts.

Providing the Southern Pashto translation services you need

Whether you’re looking for Southern Pashto translation services that cater to the Kandahari, Quetta, Kākaṛi, Sherani, or other dialect, our passionate team is ready to help. Hailing from all over southern Afghanistan (as well as Razavi Khorasan and South Khorasan in neighboring Iran), our translators are experienced in providing pinpoint translation services both to and from Southern Pashto. It doesn’t matter where you’re located or what your text is about—our Southern Pashto translator would love to help.

What about clients looking for specialty services for their Southern Pashto translation project? Don’t worry—we’re here for everyone. We’ve hired translators who are skilled in academic translation, representing all sorts of academic disciplines, to help researchers, professors, students, and others get the translation services they need. We’ve also recruited business translators, who can assist CEOs, entrepreneurs, marketers, and other businesspeople in their corporate dealings with translation services to and from Southern Pashto. Also on our team are numerous literary translation experts, who know how to transport the deep meanings and messages in your novels, poems, short stories, and other works to or from Southern Pashto while allowing your unique writing style to shine through. Should you require a translator with knowledge in a particular field, let us know—we have team members who are skilled in all sorts of areas!

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