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Noun: Pathan  pu'taan
  1. An ethnic minority speaking Pashto and living in northwestern Pakistan and southeastern Afghanistan
    - Pashtun
  2. A member of the mountain people living in the eastern regions of Afghanistan
    "Pathans are the predominant ethnic group in Afghanistan";
    - Pashtun, Pushtun, Pashtoon

Derived forms: Pathans

Type of: Afghan, Afghanistani, ethnic minority

Encyclopedia: Pathan