(Reguidit frae Pashtun fowk)

The Pashtuns (Pashto: پښتانهPax̌tānə; singular masculine: پښتون Pax̌tūn, feminine: پښتنه Pax̌tana; an aa Pukhtuns), historically kent bi the exonyms Afghans (Persie: افغان‎, Afğān),[14][15][16][17][18] are an ethnic group native tae Afghanistan an North-Wastren Pakistan.[19]

Tot population
c. 63 million
Regions wi signeeficant populations
 Pakistan42,590,516 (2020)[1][2]
 Afghanistan15,390,402 (2020)[3]
 UAE338,315 (2009)[5]
 Unitit States138,554 (2010)[6]
 Iran110,000 (1993)[7]
 Unitit Kinrick100,000 (2009)[8]
 Germany37,800 (2012)[9]
 Canadae26,000 (2006)[10]
 Roushie9,800 (2002)[11]
 Australie8,154 (2006)[12]
 Malaysie5,500 (2008)[citation needit]
 Tajikistan4,000 (1970)[7]
Urdu, Dari an Inglis as seicont leids
Islam, Hinduism an Sikhism


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  2. Kiani, Khaleeq (28 May 2018). "CCI defers approval of census results until elections". Dawn. Retrieved 26 May 2020. On the national level, Pushto stood second with 18.24pc population reporting it as mother tongue...
  3. "CIA - The World Factbook -- Afghanistan".
  4. Ali, Arshad (15 February 2018). "Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan's great granddaughter seeks citizenship for 'Phastoons' in India". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 21 February 2019. Interacting with mediapersons on Wednesday, Yasmin, the president of All India Pakhtoon Jirga-e-Hind, said that there were 32 lakh Phastoons in the country who were living and working in India but were yet to get citizenship.
  5. "United Arab Emirates: Demography" (PDF). Encyclopædia Britannica World Data. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Retrieved 15 March 2008.
  6. 42% of 200,000 Afghan Americans = 84,000 and 15% of 363,699 Pakistani Americans = 54,554. Total Afghan and Pakistani Pashtuns in USA = 138,554.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Ethnologue report for Southern Pashto: Iran (1993)". SIL International. Ethnologue: Languages of the World. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  8. Maclean, William (10 June 2009). "Support for Taliban dives among British Pashtuns". Reuters. Retrieved 6 August 2009.
  9. Relations between Afghanistan and Germany: Germany is now home to almost 90,000 people of Afghan origin. 42% of 90,000 = 37,800
  10. "Ethnic origins, 2006 counts, for Canada". 2006. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  11. "". (in Roushie).
  12. "20680-Ancestry (full classification list) by Sex – Australia" (Microsoft Excel download). 2006 Census. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2 June 2008. Total responses: 25,451,383 for total count of persons: 19,855,288.
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  15. Muhammad Qasim Hindu Shah (Firishta). "History of the Mohamedan Power in India". Persian Literature in Translation. Packard Humanities Institute. Retrieved 10 January 2007.
  16. "Afghanistan: Glossary". British Library. Retrieved 15 March 2008.
  17. James William Spain (1963). The Pathan Borderland. Mouton. p. 40. Retrieved 1 January 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.
  18. Pathan. World English Dictionary. Retrieved 1 January 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]
  19. "Ethnic map of Afghanistan" (PDF). Thomas Gouttierre, Center For Afghanistan Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Matthew S. Baker, Stratfor. National Geographic Society. 2003. Retrieved 24 October 2010.