Pashtuns

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Pashtuns (some pronounce it as Pakhtuns), known historically as ethnic Afghans and in the Indian subcontinent as Pathans, are an ethnic group of approximately 50 million people who mainly live in Pakistan and Afghanistan. They speak the Pashto language and adhere to Pashtunwali, which is a traditional set of ethics guiding individual and communal conduct. The Pashtuns (Pash-tunes) usually speak their native Pashto language but many of them also use Urdu, Hindi, Dari-Persian, English, and other languages of the region for their daily communication purposes. The word Pathan is usually applied to individuals who reside outside their native land and have mixed with the South Asian culture.

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