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Pashto Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    Pashto n : an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the official language of Afghanistan [syn: Pashtu, Paxto, Afghani, Afghan]

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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.

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    Islamabad, Sep 01 (ANI): Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief, Mullah Fazllullah, said that the time was ripe to rid the country of western brand of democracy and vowed to continue struggle until Shariah was the law of the land. Speaking in an audio interview in Pashto, Fazllullah said that a "few thousand protesters" had proved to be a real test for t Read more on this news related to 'Pashto'

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