Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An Iranian language that is the principal vernacular language of Afghanistan and parts of western Pakistan. Also called Afghan.

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  • proper n. Official language of Afghanistan.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as Pushto.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the official language of Afghanistan

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Persian pashtu, from Pashto pašto, perhaps ultimately from Iranian *parsāwa-, border, border people.

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