Pashtun
also Pushtun noun (plural Pashtuns; also Pushtuns or Pashtun; also Pushtun) Etymology: Pashto paštun, paxtun Date: 1815 a member of a people of eastern and southern Afghanistan and adjacent parts of Pakistan

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  • Pashtun — [push to͞on′] n. pl. Pashtun or Pashtuns a member of a Pashto speaking people of E Afghanistan and N Pakistan * * * Any member of a Pashto speaking people of southeastern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan. The Pashtun, who number about 7.5… …   Universalium

  • Pashtun — [push to͞on′] n. pl. Pashtun or Pashtuns a member of a Pashto speaking people of E Afghanistan and N Pakistan …   English World dictionary

  • Pashtun — noun a) A member of a Pashto speaking ethnic people from the border regions of Afghanistan and western Pakistan b) A member of a Pashtun tribe …   Wiktionary

  • Pashtun — noun 1. a member of the mountain people living in the eastern regions of Afghanistan Pathans are the predominant ethnic group in Afghanistan • Syn: ↑Pathan, ↑Pushtun, ↑Pashtoon • Hypernyms: ↑Afghan, ↑Afghanistani 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pashtun — [pəʃ tu:n] (also Pakhtun pək tu:n) noun a member of a Pashto speaking people inhabiting NW Pakistan and SE Afghanistan. Also called Pathan. Origin from Pashto paštūn …   English new terms dictionary

  • pashtun — pash·tun …   English syllables

  • Pashtun — Pash•tun or Pushtun [[t]pʌʃˈtun[/t]] n. pl. tuns, (esp. collectively) tun. peo a member of a people of S Asia, living mainly in E and S Afghanistan and adjacent parts of Pakistan, esp. the Northwest Frontier Province …   From formal English to slang

  • Pashtun culture — is varied and is heavily influenced by that of South Central Asia and other Afghan peoples. Cultural Dances: Atan/Atanrh Among the dozens of different folk dances known as Atanrh [http://www.virtualafghans.com/attan/] ,… …   Wikipedia

  • Pashtun Kot District — Pashtun Kot (Kowt) district is located in the center of Faryab Province southeast from Maymana. The district center Pashtun Kot is a suburb of Maymana (coord|35.91167|N|64.78667|E|,907 m altitude). The population is 159,300 (2004) …   Wikipedia

  • Pashtun people — Pashtuns پښتانه Paṣ̌tun …   Wikipedia

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