Pashtun(redirected from Pukhtun)
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A member of an ethnic group of Afghanistan and parts of western Pakistan.
[Pashto Pəštūn; see Pathan.]
n., pl. -tuns, (esp. collectively) -tun.
a member of a people of S Asia, living mainly in E and S Afghanistan and adjacent parts of Pakistan, esp. the Northwest Frontier Province.
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|Noun||1.||Pashtun - a member of the mountain people living in the eastern regions of Afghanistan; "Pathans are the predominant ethnic group in Afghanistan"|
|2.||Pashtun - an ethnic minority speaking Pashto and living in northwestern Pakistan and southeastern Afghanistan|
ethnic minority - a group that has different national or cultural traditions from the majority of the population
adj → pashtoun(e)
n → Pashtoun(e) m/f