The Pashtuns (Pashto: پښتانه Pax̌tānə; singular masculine: پښتونPax̌tūn, feminine: پښتنهPax̌tana; an aa Pukhtuns), historically kent bi the exonymsAfghans (Persie: افغان, Afğān), are an ethnic group native tae Afghanistan an North-Wastren Pakistan.
↑Lewis, Paul M. (2009). "Pashto, Northern". SIL International. Dallas, Texas: Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Sixteenth edition. Retrieved 18 September 2010. Ethnic population: 49,529,000 possibly total Pashto in all countries.
↑James William Spain (1963). The Pathan Borderland. Mouton. p. 40. Retrieved 1 Januar 2012. The most familiar name in the west is Pathan, an Hindi term adopted by the British, which is usually applied only to the people living east of the Durand.
↑Pathan. World English Dictionary. Retrieved 1 Januar 2012. Pathan (pəˈtɑːn) — n a member of the Pashto-speaking people of Afghanistan, Western Pakistan, and elsewhere, most of whom are Muslim in religion [C17: from Hindi]