Definition of Pathan in English:

Pathan

noun

  • variant spelling of Pashtun
    • ‘There are also several distinct ethnic and linguistic groups in Pakistan, including Pathans, Punjabis, Sindhis, and Baluchis.’
    • ‘Like the Pathans of Indian cricket, there are other youngsters out there with the ability to become youth icons.’
    • ‘The Pathans call it Abbaseen, Father of Rivers.’
    • ‘Another well-known Indian Muslim community is the Pathans.’
    • ‘But what did amaze the Greeks were the Pathans who lived there.’

Origin

From Hindi Paṭhān.

Pronunciation:

Pathan

/pəˈtän/