Mujawar Ahmad Zyar

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Mojawer Ahmad Zyar
مجاور احمد زيار
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Born 1937
Nangarhar, Afghanistan
Nationality Afghan
Citizenship Afghanistan
Occupation Professor, writer, linguist, historian
Children Pachtyana Zyar,Pachtyan Zyar

Mojawer Ahmad Zyar (Pashto: مجاور احمد زيار‎) is an Afghan linguist, writer and historian of Afghanistan.

Early life and education[edit]

Zyar was born in 1937 Mazeena Rod of Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. He completed his primary school in a local school and graduated from a high school in Kabul. After graduating from high school, Mojawer 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 1966, he went to Bern, Switzerland where he completed his master's degree and PhD from University of Bern.

Work life[edit]

From 1984 to 1986, Zyar taught as a guest professor 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[edit]

Zyar is the author of over 50 books (including dictionaries).[2]


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