Afghanistan has two official languages, Pashto and Dari and both are Indo-European languages from the Iranian language sub-family. Pashto, also referred to as Afghani, is the native language of the Pashtuns, the single largest ethnic group and founders of modern day Afghanistan. Dari, sometimes known as modern Persian, is the native tongue of various Afghan ethnic groups scattered around the country. Afghani contains many pleasant words and names that use “s” and “z” sounds creating a “sh” affect. Baby Name World is a solid resource to begin searching for your Afghani baby name and name meaning.