What does pashto mean?

Definitions for pashto
ˈpʌʃ toʊ; -tupash·to

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Pashto, Pashtu, Paxto, Afghani, Afghannoun

    an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the official language of Afghanistan


  1. Pashtonoun

    Official language of Afghanistan.


  1. Pashto

    Pashto (,; پښتو, Pəx̌tó, [pəʂˈto, pʊxˈto, pəʃˈto, pəçˈto]) is an Eastern Iranian language in the Indo-European language family. It is known in historical Persian literature as Afghani (افغانی, Afghāni).Spoken as a native language mostly by ethnic Pashtuns, it is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan alongside Dari, and it is the second-largest provincial language of Pakistan, spoken mainly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the northern districts of Balochistan. Likewise, it is the primary language of the Pashtun diaspora around the world. The total number of Pashto-speakers is at least 40 million, although some estimates place it as high as 60 million. Pashto is "one of the primary markers of ethnic identity" amongst Pashtuns.


  1. pashto

    Pashto is an Eastern Iranian language, part of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European family of languages. It is spoken by the Pashtun people primarily in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan. Pashto is also known for its rich oral tradition, encompassing folk tales, proverbs, and poetry.


  1. Pashto

    Pashto is a town, and one of twenty union councils in Battagram District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

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  1. pathos

  2. potash

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pashto in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pashto in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of pashto in a Sentence

  1. Abdul Rahman Naseri:

    They were shouting in Pashto (language), ‘Don’t leave any of them alive, good or bad. Shoot and kill them all,’ one of them shouted.

  2. Abdul Nahim Ahmadzai:

    He told us later that a gunman shouted in Pashto: 'No one should be left alive'.

  3. Omar Hamid:

    Twelve months ago, a majority of social media sites in Urdu or Pashto had around 70 percent (of content) related to South Asian jihadi groups, it changed to about 95 percent IS content by September last year.

  4. Joachim Herrmann:

    In the meantime a text in Pashto was also found that was partly written in Arabic characters and partly in Latin characters, which indicates that this could be someone who has self-radicalised recently.

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