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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of an ethnic group of Afghanistan and parts of western Pakistan.

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  • adjective 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.
  • noun A Pashtun person: a member of the Pashtun ethnic group, or of a Pashtun tribe.
  • noun A Pashto-speaking person.
  • proper noun Pashto: the language of the Pashtun ethnic group.

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  • noun a member of the mountain people living in the eastern regions of Afghanistan
  • noun an ethnic minority speaking Pashto and living in northwestern Pakistan and southeastern Afghanistan

Etymologies

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

[Pashto Pəštūn; see Pathan.]

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From Pashto پښتون (paṧtun)

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