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Mujawar Ahmad Ziar
مجاور احمد زيار
Born 1935
Nangarhar, Afghanistan
Nationality Afghan
Ethnicity Pashtun
Citizenship Afghanistan
Occupation Professor, Writer, Linguist & Historian
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Dr. Mujawar Ahmad Ziar (Pashto: مجاور احمد زيار) is a renowned linguist, writer and historian of Afghanistan.


Early life & Education

Ziar was born in 1935 Mazeenay Rod of Laghman, Afghanistan. He completed his primary school in a local school and graduated from a high school in Kabul. After graduating from high school, Mujawar Ahmad was admitted to the Faculty of Language and Literature of Kabul University in 1959. He graduated 3 years later and started working in the same faculty. In 1967, he went to Bern, Switzerland where he completed his Masters Degree from University of Bern.

Work life

From 1984 to 1986, Professor Ziar taught as a guest lecturer at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. From 1994 to 1996, he taught as a visiting professor at the University of Peshawar, Peshawar in Pashto Department. [1]

Academic work

Mujawar Ahmad Ziar is the author of over 36 books (including dictionaries). [2]

Additional readings

  • "Ustaad Ziar - De Pashtanay Farhang Yaw Zaland Storai (استاد زیار - د پښتني فرهنګ یو ځلاند ستوری)" by: Ismail Yoon [1]



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