Re: Unicode top 100 (was RE: Unicode 3.0 press statements)

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Wed Jan 26 2000 - 02:28:29 EST

>The 18 Million figure for Pashto Speakers is wrong.
       The actual Estimate is more then 45 millions, I do not know who
       are making the wrong calculations. I Sugget amendment to this

       The information in the Ethnologue is:

       Eastern Pashto: 9,585,000 in Pakistan (1993 estimate). 100,000
       in United Arab Emirates (1986); 14,161 in India (1994 IMA).
       Western Pashto: 8,054,000 in all countries.
       Southern Pashto: 1,000,000 to 1,500,000 in Pakistan (1992);
       many in Afhanistan.
       Central Pashto: (no estimates available)

       If there are documented sources with more reliable information,
        I know that the Ethnologue editor would be interested to know
       about that. You may contact her at


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