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A member of a Pashto-speaking people inhabiting southern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan.Also called Pathan
- ‘Durrani's first success was to unite his own tribes - the Pashtuns (or Pathans as Rudyard Kipling called them) who lived in the south and east of what was to become his empire.’
- ‘Some Afghans, particularly ethnic Pashtuns from the country's south, are unambiguously nostalgic.’
- ‘In southwest Afghanistan, home to the Pashtuns, the country's largest ethnic group, the decision is made by the tribe.’
- ‘For almost all of Afghanistan's recent political history a Pashtun has ruled the nation from Kabul.’
- ‘In the northwest, Pashtun (also called Pakhtun or Pathan) are the main group.’
- ‘The two most important groups are the ethnic Tajiks and the Pashtuns.’
- ‘This does not sit well with the country's Pashtuns, who make up 40 percent of the Afghan population.’
- ‘It would be unacceptable to Pakistan, the Pashtuns and many other Afghans.’
- ‘The officer corps before 1963 was not all-inclusive, however, and was dominated by Pashtuns and Tajiks.’
- ‘The word ‘Afghan’ historically has been used to designate the members of an ethnic group also called the Pashtuns, but Afghanistan is multicultural and multiethnic.’
- ‘The talks have continued anyway, but the remaining Pashtun delegates are exiles and don't represent Pashtuns within Afghanistan.’
- ‘The movement has also grown in popularity because its members are Pashtuns, the same ethnic background as 35 per cent of the Afghan people.’
- ‘The border is known as the Durand Line, named after a British colonial officer who drew the lines during British rule, dividing the Pashtuns in Afghanistan from those in Pakistan.’
- ‘Fed two meals a day in the communal cell, most are Afghan Pashtuns, but some are Pakistani and at least one is a Saudi Arabian.’
- ‘Afghanistan's interim cabinet is made up of 11 Pashtuns, eight Tajiks, five Hazaras, three Uzbeks and three people from other ethnic groups.’
- ‘Although Afghanistan is often described as a simple ethnic division, with Tajiks and Uzbeks in the north and Pashtuns in the south and east, this is an oversimplification.’
- ‘Pakistan must pin its hopes on the Pashtuns, though their loyalties are uncertain.’
- ‘Though the Pashtuns comprise the largest ethnic group in Afghanistan, with estimates ranging from 40 to 60%, they don't have their own delegation here.’
- ‘The raid provoked an angry response from local tribesmen who have close links with ethnic Pashtuns in the south and east of Afghanistan.’
- ‘Generally, the Pashtun of Afghanistan do not have very high living standards.’
From Pashto paštūn.
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