Afghan diaspora

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Afghan diaspora or Afghan immigrants are citizens of Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

 who have emigrated
Emigration
Emigration is the act of leaving one's country or region to settle in another. It is the same as immigration but from the perspective of the country of origin. Human movement before the establishment of political boundaries or within one state is termed migration. There are many reasons why people...

 to other countries, or people of Afghan origin who are born outside Afghanistan.

List of countries


The following is an incomplete list of countries where Afghan diaspora is found, in alphabetical order.
  • Afghan American
    Afghan American
    An Afghan American refers to an American with heritage or origins in Afghanistan.-History and population:Afghan Americans have a long history of immigrating to the United States, as they may have arrived as early as the 1920s...

  • Afghan Australian
    Afghan Australian
    Afghan Australians are Australians whose ancestors came from Afghanistan or who were born in Afghanistan.According to the 2006 Australian census 16,751 Australians were born in Afghanistan while 19,416 claimed Afghan ancestry, either alone or with another ancestry.-Afghan cameleers:The first Afghan...

  • Afghan Canadian
  • Afghans in Germany
    Afghans in Germany
    According to the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany is home to about 100,000-120,000 people of Afghan origin. In particular, there are about 22,000 Afghans in Hamburg....

  • Afghans in India
    Afghans in India
    Afghans in India are a large community numbering up to 10,000. Most are recent Hindu and Sikh refugees who fled the Taliban regime and political instability back in Afghanistan; they are concentrated in and around Delhi...

  • Afghans in Iran
    Afghans in Iran
    Afghans in Iran are mostly refugees who fled Afghanistan during the 1980s Soviet war as well as diplomats, traders, businesspersons, workers, exchange students, tourists and other visitors. As of March 2009, nearly 1 million Afghan nationals were reported to be living in Iran...

  • Afghans in the Netherlands
    Afghans in the Netherlands
    -Migration history:Afghan refugees began flowing into the Netherlands in the late 1980s, fleeing violence in their homeland. In the decade up to 2002, the Netherlands was the second-most popular destination in Europe for Afghan asylum-seekers, behind Germany; they made up more than 20% of the total...

  • Afghans in Pakistan
    Afghans in Pakistan
    Afghans in Pakistan are mostly refugees who fled Afghanistan during the 1980s Soviet war as well as diplomats, traders, businesspersons, workers, exchange students, tourists and other visitors. As of March 2009, some 1.7 million registered Afghan nationals were reported to be living in Pakistan,...

  • Afghans in Tajikistan
    Afghans in Tajikistan
    The population of Afghans in Tajikistan consists largely of refugees from the various wars which have plagued Afghanistan. They form the vast majority of all refugees in Tajikistan; the other refugees in the country include a few Uyghurs and Iraqis....

  • Afghans in Turkey
    Afghans in Turkey
    Afghans in Turkey literally number in the thousands and are overwhelmingly made up of recent illegal migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.-History:...

  • Afghans in the United Kingdom