Cultural Awareness Of Afghanist A Country Of A Particular Society, Group, And Place

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Practicing Cultural Awareness in Afghanistan
Culture is “the beliefs, customs, and way of life of a particular society, group, and place” (Merriam-Webster Inc., 2004). Location raised, language spoken, religion practiced, personal values and beliefs, and social norms of a society are all characteristics of a culture. Common cultural characteristics vary around the world. Some characteristics remain constant. Parents have pride for their children and honor for their country. Those characteristics make up our foundation for cultural awareness.
The Democratic Republic of Afghanistan is a country in south Asia that was founded in 1747 (Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, 2010). Afghanistan is located north and west of Pakistan and east of Iran. The arid climate is due to being landlocked. The Hindu Kush, Paropamisus, and Turkestan Mountains give Afghanistan a rugged terrain that is freezing in the winter. Varied terrains of plains in the north and southeast, the Khash and Margow Deserts in the southwest, and many mountain ranges make Afghanistan different.
Less than twenty-seven percent of the population lives in an urban city (Central Intelligence Agency, 2013). Kabul is the nation 's capital with a population of 4.635 million people (Central Intelligence Agency, 2013). Lack of renewable resources and freshwater has led Afghans to become more dependent on urban cities. Since 2010-2015 there has been, a four percent rate of change in the population of urban…

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