Afghan Canadian

Afghan Canadian

Infobox Ethnic group
group = Afghanistani Canadian
flagicon|Afghanistan flagicon|Canada
poptime = 48,090 [ Ethnic Origin (247), Single and Multiple Ethnic Origin Responses (3) and Sex (3) for the Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2006 Census] ]
popplace = Greater Toronto Area, Montreal, Vancouver
langs = Canadian English, Persian (Dari), Pashto, and other languages in Afghanistan
rels = Predominately Islam

Afghan (or Afghani) Canadians are Canadians with ancestry from Afghanistan. In the Canada 2001 Census about 25,230 Canadians were from Afghanistan. [ [ Ethno-Cultural Portrait of Canada, Table 1 ] ] The former Minister of Foreign Affairs Bill Graham has recently (2003) said there are about 80,000 people from Afghanistan in Canada. [ [ Afghanistan News September 5, 2003 ] ] The Canada 2006 Census counted 48,090 Canadians with ancestry from Afghanistan.

They are mostly concentrated in the southwestern region of Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area, with significant communities in Vancouver, Ottawa, and Montreal. They form a very tightly knit community. Afghan Canadians are from various ethnic groups from Afghanistan and can speak Persian or Pashto.

In the Canadian Census, Canadians with descent from Afghanistan are classified as West Asian. [ [ The Daily, Tuesday, June 1, 2004. Pilot survey of hate crime ] ]

Notable individuals

*Hangama - singer
*Nelofer Pazira - filmmaker and author ("Kandahar", "Return to Kandahar", "A Bed of Red Flowers: In Search of My Afghanistan")
*Wahid Qasemi - singer


External links

* [ Rebuilding Afghanistan]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Afghan diaspora — Not to be confused with Pashtun diaspora. Afghan Diaspora Regions with significant populations …   Wikipedia

  • Afghan National Army — Emblem of the Afghan National Army. Active 1880 (current form: 2002) Country …   Wikipedia

  • Canadian Forces casualties in Afghanistan — Canadian Forces personnel carry the coffin of a fallen comrade onto an aircraft at Kandahar Air Field, 1 February 2009 The number of Canadian Forces fatalities resulting from Canadian military activities in Afghanistan is the largest for any… …   Wikipedia

  • Canadian Afghan detainee abuse scandal — The Canadian Afghan detainee abuse scandal is a series of claims regarding detainees captured in Afghanistan by the Canadian Forces and given into the custody of the Afghan National Army (ANA) or the Afghan National Directorate of Security… …   Wikipedia

  • Afghan National Air Corps — Infobox Military Unit unit name= Afghan National Air Corps caption=The Afghan National Air Corps on parade dates= 1924 country= Afghanistan allegiance= Afghan National Army branch= type= role= size= 45 aircraftAnon. (12 April 2007)… …   Wikipedia

  • Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission — The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) (Dari: کمیسیون مستقل حقوق بشر افغانستان, Pashto: د افغانستان د بشري حقونو خپلواک کميسيون ) is an Afghan organisation dedicated the preservation of human rights and the investigation of human… …   Wikipedia

  • Afghan cuisine — A table setting of Afghan food in Kabul Afghan cuisine is largely based upon the nation s chief crops: cereals like wheat, maize, barley and rice. Accompanying these staples are dairy products (yogurt and whey), various nuts, and native… …   Wikipedia

  • Afghan War order of battle — A U.S. Army Special Forces soldier scans for insurgents during an engagement on 10 April 2007, in the Sangin District area of Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Love). The Afghan War order of battle is the… …   Wikipedia

  • Afghan presidential election, 2004 — An election to the office of President of Afghanistan was held on October 9, 2004. Hamid Karzai won the election with 55.4% of the votes and three times more votes than any other candidate. Twelve candidates received less than 1% of the vote. It… …   Wikipedia

  • Canadian nationality law — Immigration to Canada This article is part of a series Topics Canadians …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.