(also Pakhtun )
A member of a Pashto-speaking people inhabiting southern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan. Also called Pathan.
- 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.
From Pashto paštūn.
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