Pashtun

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Etymology[edit]

From Pashto پښتون (paṧtun)

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Pashtun (comparative more Pashtun, superlative most Pashtun)

  1. Of or relating to the Pashtuns (a segmentary-lineage ethnic group currently numbering some 50 million people, which is the largest ethnic group in Afghanistan and the second largest in Pakistan), or to their culture.

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Noun[edit]

Pashtun (plural Pashtuns)

  1. A member of the Pashtun ethnic group, or of a Pashtun tribe.
  2. A Pashto-speaking person.

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Pashtun

  1. Pashto: the language of the Pashtun ethnic group.

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