Pashto Meaning and Definition in Dictionary
n : an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the
official language of Afghanistan [syn: Pashtu, Paxto,
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Pashto Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia
Pashto (Naskh: پښتو IPA: ) is an Indo-Eropean language spoken by Pashtun living in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Native speakers of Pashto account for 56% of the Afghanistan population and 17% of the Pakistan population. As defined in the Constitution, Pashto is the national and official language of Afghanistan and is used for the administration of the Afghan government throughout the country, while in Pakistan, it is acknowledged as a provincial (state-level) language for the State of Khaibar Pakhtunkhwa.
As a consequence of Strong socio-economic inter-relations, along with other historic and linguistic reasons, there are many dialects in Pashto language. However, as a whole, Pashto has two main dialects: western dialect and eastern dialect. The difference between these two dialects is in the use of sounds.[See more about Pashto at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]