Pashto

[ puhsh-toh ]
/ ˈpʌʃ toʊ /

noun

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 called Afghan, Afghani.

Pushtu

[ puhsh-too ]
/ ˈpʌʃ tu /

noun

Also Push·to [puhsh-toh] /ˈpʌʃ toʊ/.

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British Dictionary definitions for pushtos

Pashto

Pushto Pushtu

/ (ˈpʌʃtəʊ) /

noun

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

adjective

denoting or relating to this language or a speaker of it
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Word Origin and History for pushtos

Pashto

n.

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

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