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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Pushtoo or Pushto, the language of the Afghans, said to be derived from the Zend, with admixtures from the neighbouring tribes.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
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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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1784, from Persian pashto (Afghan pakhto). Related: Pashtun.
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