Pathan

[ puh-tahn, puh t-hahn ]
/ pəˈtɑn, pətˈhɑn /
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noun

an Afghan dwelling in India.

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Pathan

/ (pəˈtɑːn) /

noun

a member of the Pashto-speaking people of Afghanistan, NW Pakistan, and elsewhere, most of whom are Muslim in religion

Word Origin for Pathan

C17: from Hindi

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