Pashtun

noun
Pash·​tun | \ ˌpəsh-ˈtün How to pronounce Pashtun (audio) \
variants: or less commonly
plural Pashtuns also Pushtuns or Pashtun also Pushtun

Definition of Pashtun

: a member of a people of eastern and southern Afghanistan and adjacent parts of Pakistan

First Known Use of Pashtun

1815, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Pashtun

Pashto paštun, paxtun

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“Pashtun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pashtun. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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