|1.||[ noun ] an ethnic minority speaking Pashto and living in northwestern Pakistan and southeastern Afghanistan|
|2.||[ noun ] a member of the mountain people living in the eastern regions of Afghanistan|
|Synonyms:||pashtun pushtun pashtoon|
"Pathans are the predominant ethnic group in Afghanistan"
|3.||[ noun ] a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan|
|Synonyms:||Afghanistani Pashto Afghan|
|Related terms:||Asian pashtoon Kafir Afghanistan|