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A Pashtun.

[Hindi Paṭhān, from Pashto Pəštana, pl. of Pəštūn, an Afghan, from pašto, Pashto; see Pashto.]
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(Peoples) a member of the Pashto-speaking people of Afghanistan, NW Pakistan, and elsewhere, most of whom are Muslim in religion
[C17: from Hindi]
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(pəˈtɑn, pətˈhɑn)

a Pashtun.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pathan - a member of the mountain people living in the eastern regions of AfghanistanPathan - a member of the mountain people living in the eastern regions of Afghanistan; "Pathans are the predominant ethnic group in Afghanistan"
Afghanistani, Afghan - a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan
2.Pathan - 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
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References in classic literature ?
The only persons who did not share the general regard for the White Hussars were a few thousand gentlemen of Jewish extraction who lived across the border, and answered to the name of Pathan. They had once met the regiment officially and for something less than twenty minutes, but the interview, which was complicated with many casualties, had filled them with prejudice.
As it chanced, however, there was one of the convict- guard down there,--a vile Pathan who had never missed a chance of insulting and injuring me.
All Pathans are not faithless - except in horseflesh.'
Summary: New Delhi [India], Sept 1 (ANI): Indian pacer Irfan Pathan welcomed Jasprit Bumrah to the hat-trick club after the latter achieved the feat against West Indies in the second Test match on Saturday.
JACOBABAD -- Raaz Khan Pathan, the senior leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Jacobabad distributed Pakistani flags, badges, and others material in connection to celebrate 14th August with national zeal and enthusiasm, here on Friday.
SUJAWAL -- The local people of Sujawal led by Bashir Ahmed Shaikh, Allah Dino Shaikh and others recorded a protest demonstration against a trader namely Naik Muhammad Pathan on Friday.
The police also raided a warehouse, owned by an alleged criminal Nasir Pathan, near Basti Lashari and arrested three outlaws including Basit Pathan, Abdul Qadeer and Sajjad Ahmad, while their two accomplices -- Mohammad Nawaz and Munir Ahmad -- managed to escape.
Leaders and activists of the All Sindhi Pathan Ittehad (ASPI) also held a demonstration outside the local press club against the arrest of its patron, Agha Siraj Durrani.
KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday directed the Additional Inspector General (AIG) Aftab Pathan not to harass Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Assistant Manager Javed Pechuho.The top provincial court also sought a reply from respondents during the next next hearing.
According to police, Agha Arslan Pathan, who was an employee of the anti-encroachment department and Rajkumari were allegedly in love.
Hyderabad -- The anti-encroachment cell of Hyderabad Municipal Corporation had demolished illegal constructions amidst strong protest of residents of Pathan Goth Hussainabad here on Tuesday.
The very title of the book 'The Pathan Unarmed' seems to be somewhat ridiculous because it defies the generally accepted cultural traits of the Pathans.