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Pashto

[puhsh-toh] /ˈpʌʃ toʊ/
noun
1.
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
1.
Also, Pushto
[puhsh-toh] /ˈpʌʃ toʊ/ (Show IPA)
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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.

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British Dictionary definitions for pushto

Pushto

/ˈpʌʃtəʊ/
noun, adjective
1.
variant spellings of Pashto

Pashto

/ˈpʌʃtəʊ/
noun
1.
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
2.
(pl) -to, -tos, -tu, -tus. a speaker of the Pashto language; a Pathan
adjective
3.
denoting or relating to this language or a speaker of it
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Word Origin and History for pushto

Pashto

n.

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

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