- an Indo-European, Iranian language that is the official language of Afghanistan and the chief vernacular of the eastern part of the nation.
Also Pushtu, Pushto.
Also Push·to [puhsh-toh] /ˈpʌʃ toʊ/.
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- a language of Afghanistan and NW Pakistan, belonging to the East Iranian branch of the Indo-European family: since 1936 the official language of Afghanistan
- plural -to, -tos, -tu or -tus a speaker of the Pashto language; a Pathan
- denoting or relating to this language or a speaker of it
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Word Origin and History for pushtos
1784, from Persian pashto (Afghan pakhto). Related: Pashtun.
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