Pashtuns

Pashtuns, Ethnolinguistic group native to South and Central Asia.

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Pashtuns (, or ; Pashto: پښتانه‎, Pəx̌tānə́; or Pathans), historically known as Afghans, are an Iranian ethnic group native to Central and South Asia.The ethnic group's native language is Pashto, an Iranian language on the Indo-Iranian branch, itself a branch of the larger Indo-European language family. Additionally, ethnic Pashtuns in Afghanistan speak the Dari dialect of Persian as a second language, while those in the Indian subcontinent use Hindi-Urdu as a second language. However, a significant minority speaks Persian or Hindi-Urdu as their first language.The total number of Pashtuns is estimated to be around 63 million; however, this figure is disputed because of the lack of an official census in Afghanistan since 1979.Pashtuns are native to the land comprising southern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan (which is occasionally referred to as the Pashtunistan region), which is where the majority of the population resides. Significant and historical communities of the Pashtun diaspora exist in the Sindh and Punjab provinces of Pakistan (particularly in the cities of Karachi and Lahore) and in the Rohilkhand region of the Uttar Pradesh state in India (as well as in major cities such as Delhi and Mumbai). A recent diaspora has formed in the Arab states of the Persian Gulf (primarily in the United Arab Emirates) as part of the larger South Asian diaspora.Pashtuns are the largest ethnic group in Afghanistan, constituting around 48% of the country's total population.

Pashtun diaspora
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Pashtun diaspora ... predominantly Pashtun. Pashtuns are one of the largest ethnic minority in Pakistan, making up over 15% of the total population of Pakistan. Pashtuns form the...

Pashtunistan
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Pashtunistan ... Pashtūnkhwa meaning the "land of Pashtuns") is the geographic historical region inhabited by the indigenous Pashtun people of modern-day Afghanistan and...

Pashtunwali
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Pashtunwali ... government rule or control. Pashtun resistance to outside rule and the terrain they reside in is maybe why Indigenous Pashtuns still follow Pashtunwali,...

Pashtun cuisine
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Pashtun cuisine ... Pashtun cuisine (Pashto: پښتنۍ خواړه‎) refers to the cuisine of the Pashtuns. The cuisine of the Pashtun people is covered under Afghan cuisine and Pakistani...

Pashtun culture
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Pashtun culture ... All of these may be practiced and mixed by Pashtuns in other valleys, and it's not uncommon to see Pashtuns of one province being better at a different...

Pashtun tribes
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Pashtun tribes ... the Karlani (کرلاڼي). Folkloric genealogies trace the descendants of the Pashtuns to Qais Abdur Rashid and his three sons Saṛban (سړبن), Bēṭ (بېټ), and Gharghax̌t...

Theories of Pashtun origin
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Theories of Pashtun origin ... origin between the Pashtuns is unlikely due to their existence as a tribal confederation. There is a tradition among the Pashtuns of being descended from...

Pashtun nationalism
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Pashtun nationalism ... the Pashtuns to rebel against the rule of the Mughals. However, despite sharing a common language and believing in a common ancestry, the Pashtuns first...

Pashto
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Pashto ... literature as Afghani (افغانی, Afghāni). The language is natively spoken by Pashtuns (also called Pukhtuns/Pakhtuns; historically known as ethnic Afghans),...

Afridi
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Afridi ... The Afridi (Pashto: اپريدی، افریدی‎; also spelled Apridi) are a tribe of Pashtuns. Their traditional homeland is in Khyber and Darra Adam Khel in Khyber...

Pashtun clothing
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Anti-Pashtun sentiment
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Ghilji
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Ethnic groups in Afghanistan
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Pashtun Tahafuz Movement
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Pashtun Americans
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List of Pashtun empires and dynasties
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Afghan
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Pashtun name
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