1. [ noun ] an ethnic minority speaking Pashto and living in northwestern Pakistan and southeastern Afghanistan
Synonyms: pashtun
Related terms: ethnic_minority
2. [ noun ] a member of the mountain people living in the eastern regions of Afghanistan
Synonyms: pashtun pushtun pashtoon

"Pathans are the predominant ethnic group in Afghanistan"

Related terms: Afghan
3. [ noun ] a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan
Synonyms: Afghanistani Pashto Afghan
Related terms: Asian pashtoon Kafir Afghanistan
Similar spelling:   Payton