Definition of Pashtun in English:

Pashtun

Syllabification: Pash·tun
Pronunciation: /pəSHˈto͞on
 
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noun

  • A member of a Pashto-speaking people inhabiting southern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan. Also called Pathan.
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    • It would be unacceptable to Pakistan, the Pashtuns and many other Afghans.
    • The border is known as the Durand Line, named after a British colonial officer who drew the lines during British rule, dividing the Pashtuns in Afghanistan from those in Pakistan.
    • The word ‘Afghan’ historically has been used to designate the members of an ethnic group also called the Pashtuns, but Afghanistan is multicultural and multiethnic.

Origin

from Pashto paštūn.

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