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Pashtuns, known historically as ethnic Afghans and in the Indian subcontinent as Pathans, form an ethnic group of approximately 49 million people[1] who mainly live in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Pashtuns (some pronounce it as Pakhtoons) speak their native Pashto language but many of them are also fluent in Persian, Urdu and Hindi.[2]

Notable people who relate to the Pashtun ethnicity[edit]

Random images of Pashtuns from Afghanistan[edit]

Random images of Pashtuns from Pakistan[edit]


  1. Lewis, Paul M.. Pashto, Northern. SIL International. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Sixteenth edition. "Ethnic population: 49,529,000 possibly total Pashto in all countries."
  2. Pashtun | people (in en). Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved on 2021-02-25.