Pash·​to ˈpəsh-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce Pashto (audio)
variants or less commonly Pushtu
: the Iranian language of the Pashtuns

Examples of Pashto in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Reinterpretations are in the Kannada, Zulu, Mandarin, Armenian, Pashto, Urdu and Hindi languages, among others. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 5 Aug. 2023 And some tensions, reflecting historic divisions in Afghanistan, linger between Dari and Pashto speakers, Rowe said. Alexander Thompson,, 2 Jan. 2023 Lina's family is part of an Afghan refugee community in San Antonio and speaks Pashto. Deena Zaru, ABC News, 7 Jan. 2022 Yousafzai has championed Pakistan and often spoken in her native Pashto language, always promising to return home. Frank Miles, Fox News, 16 Mar. 2021 Volunteer opportunities include a wishlist maker, translators (the highest need is for people who speak Arabic, Pashto and Dari), and a welcome helper who aids in sorting, packing and distributing supplies by mail to new arrivals. Karen Garcia, Los Angeles Times, 16 June 2023 Influencer accounts have increased the speed of information sharing in languages including Spanish, Chinese and Pashto, while also accelerating the spread of disinformation. Marisa Gerber, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2023 See More

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Word History


Pashto pašto

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Pashto was in 1834

Dictionary Entries Near Pashto

Cite this Entry

“Pashto.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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