Mastering Pashto will take from you 1100 hours or 44 weeks in a class according to FSI. Difficulty category for mastering it is evaluated 2 point.
Learning Turkmen might seem like a overwhelming thing to do. FSI has concluded that it takes 1100 hours or 44 weeks in a class to learn the language. The difficulty point is 2.
You will most likely find people, who speaks Pashto in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, India, Iran, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.
Number of native speakers is about 15,600,000.
Number of fluent speakers is about 50,000,000. The biggest country in which Pashto is used as a native language is Afghanistan / Pakistan.
Native speakers of Turkmen are mostly from Turkmenistan and are about 5,900,000 people.
Turkmen are spoken fluently by 8,119,000 people.
The language is spoken in Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan.
Pashto came from Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family.
Southwestern Turkic branch of the Altaic language family is the origin of Turkmen language.