Afghan Canadians

Pashtun diaspora West Asian Canadians Northwestern European Canadians
Afghan Canadians
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Greater Toronto Area, Montreal, Vancouver
Canadian English, Canadian French, Farsi, Pashto, Uzbek and other Afghan languages
Sunni Islam and Shia Islam

Afghan Canadians are Canadians with ancestry from Afghanistan. Their ethnic origin may come from any of the ethnic groups of Afghanistan. In the Canada 2016 Census about 83,995 Canadians were from Afghanistan.[1] Due to the political borders at earlier times, some of these Afghan immigrants may have been ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Uzbeks, Hazaras, Turkmens etc.[citation needed]

They are mostly concentrated in the southwestern region of Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area, with significant communities in Vancouver, Ottawa, and Montreal. Afghan Canadians are from various ethnic groups from Afghanistan and are able to fluently speak Dari, Pashto, Uzbek or Turkmen.[citation needed]

In the Canadian Census, Canadians with descent from Afghanistan are classified as being West Central Asian.[1]

Notable individuals

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Ethnic origin population". statcan. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 4 October 2018.