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Pashto

[puhsh-toh]
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noun
  1. an Indo-European, Iranian language that is the official language of Afghanistan and the chief vernacular of the eastern part of the nation.
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Also Pushtu, Pushto.
Also called Afghan, Afghani.
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Pashto

Pushto Pushtu

noun
  1. 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
  2. plural -to, -tos, -tu or -tus a speaker of the Pashto language; a Pathan
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adjective
  1. denoting or relating to this language or a speaker of it
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Word Origin and History for pashto

Pashto

n.

1784, from Persian pashto (Afghan pakhto). Related: Pashtun.

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