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Pashtun (Pathan) - Tribes, Meaning, People, Religion, Beauty & History

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Meaning Historically known as Afghans, are an Iranic ethnic group native to Central and South Asia
Religions Islam
Languages Urdu, Hindi, Pashto, Arabic
Country Pakistan, Afghanistan, India
Populated States All state in Afghanistan, Pakistan & India
Region Central and South Asia
Population 70 Million
Islam Denomination Majority Sunni
Surnames Khan, Abdali, Hotak, Pathan
Alternative names Pathan
Festivals Muslim Festivals

Who are Pashtun

Pashtuns are historically known as afghans and they are an iranic ethnic group native to central and south asia. they have been the dominant ethnolinguistic group in afghanistan since the nation's founding. pashtuns are the largest ethnic group in afghanistan, constituting around 48% of the country's total population. pashtuns are the second-largest ethnic group in pakistan, population are 35 Million approx.

The majority of pashtuns are found in the native pashtun homeland, located west of the indus river in pakistan and south of the river amu darya which is in afghanistan. this includes khyber pakhtunkhwa and northern balochistan. metropolitan centres within this area include jalalabad, quetta, kandahar, mardan, mingora and peshawar.
Outside of South and Central Asia, Pashtuns are also found in smaller numbers in the eastern and northern parts of Iran. Majority of Pashtun are Muslim others are Hindus and Sikh.

Pashtuns vs Hazaras

A Hazara is one of the Ethnic groups in afghanistan. hazara people are minorities in afghanistan. they look distinctly different than the rest of the people in afghanistan, as they have many asian features. hazaras are mainly shia muslims. hazaras and pushtons are two different ethnic groups of afghanistan. pashtuns are indo iranians by race and language. hazaras are mongols by race but iranians by language.

Pashtun religion before Islam

Pashtuns were originally Hindus. later aimed adopted Buddhism. when arabs invaded afghanistan, they referred pashtun people as indians because they had indian origin and culture.

Pashtun Physical Features

Afghan Pashtuns are so pretty. The women and men, majority are good looking. they have, "Beautiful Eyes", many of the pashtun have Green, Brown and black eyes.

Femous People of the Pashtun Community

NameProfession / Popular
Imran KhanFormer Prime Minister of Pakistan
Shahid AfridiFormer Pakistani Cricketer
Ahmad Shah DurraniFounder of Durrani Empire
Mohammad NajibullahAfghan Politician
Sher Shah SuriSultan of the Suri Empire
Abdul Qadeer KhanNuclear Scientist, Pakistan
Ashfaqulla KhanIndian Freedom Fighter
Ayub KhanFormer Pakistani President
Amjad KhanBollywood actor
Aamir KhanBollywood Actor
Fawad KhanPakistan Actor
Saif Ali KhanBollywood Actor
Salman KhanBollywood Actor
Irrfan KhanBollywood Actor
Sara Ali KhanActress
Mahira KhanActress
Zareen KhanActress
Irfan PathanIndian Cricketer
Rashid KhanCricketer (Afghanistan)
Umra KhanThe Afghan Nepolean

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Ques 1. Who is known as Pashtun?
Ans.: Pashtuns are historically known as afghans and they are an iranic ethnic group native to central and south asia. they have been the dominant ethnolinguistic group in afghanistan since the nation's founding.

Ques 2. What does the surname Pathan mean?
Ans.: People from Pashtun community.

Ques 3.: What is last name for Pashtun?
Ans.: Last name for Pashtun are Khan, Abdali, Hotak, Pathan.

Ques 4. Which country has most Pashtuns?
Ans.: Pakistan is Pashtuns dominated country where 18% people are Pashtuns. after Pakistan Afghanistan and India where Pashtuns live.

Ques 5. What is the population of Pashtuns?
Ans.: Most of Pashtuns community live in Central and South Asia. total population of Pashtuns is 70 Million approximately.

Ques 6. what is other names for Pashtuns?
Ans.: Pashtuns are also known as Pathan. Most Pashtuns are based in Pakistan.

Ques 7. what is the meaning of Pashtuns?
Ans.: Historically known as Afghans, are an Iranic ethnic group native to Central and South Asia.

Ques 8. Who are famous Pashtuns?
Ans.: List of Famous Personalities of Pashtuns community.
Sir Ganga Ram Agrawal - The Father of Modern-Day Lahore
Bhagwan Das - Bharat Ratna Awardee
Anand Jain - Chairman of Jai Corp Limited
Anil Agarwal - Chairman Vedanta Resources Plc
Arvind Kejriwal - Chief Minister of Delhi
Ashok Singhal - President of the Hindu organisation VHP
Bhavish Aggarwal - Co-founder of Ola Cabs
Binny Bansal - Co-founder of Flipkart.

Ques 9. Where did the Pashtuns come from?
Ans.: Pashtuns are historically known as Afghans. moved from Afghanistan to Pakistan between the 13th and 16th centuries. now one of five population of pakistan are Pashtuns.

Ques 10. Are all Khans Pashtuns?
Ans.: Khan surnames are dedicated to Pashtuns. but now a days other muslim community also used khan surname names.

Ques 11. When did Pashtuns convert to Islam?
Ans.: In the 11th century Maḥmūd Ghaznawī move to india that time Mass conversion of Pashtuns to Islam converted.

Ques 12. Why Pashtuns are named Khan?
Ans.: Khan is a title given to pathans for their bravery. now its commons surname for Pashtuns coumminty.


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