Table of Contents
How many Pashtun tribes are there in Pakistan?
There were estimated to be about 11 million Pashtun in Afghanistan and 25 million in Pakistan in the early 21st century. They comprise about 60 tribes of varying size and importance, each of which occupies a particular territory.
Are Pashtuns native to Pakistan?
The Pashtun people are indigenous to a historical region known as Pashtunistan, which stretches across southern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan and hosts the majority of their global population.
Where are Pashtuns from in Pakistan?
province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Pashtuns are one of the largest ethnic minority in Pakistan, making up over 25% of the total population of Pakistan. Pashtuns form the majority ethnic group in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including tribal areas, and northern Balochistan.
Who are the Pashtun tribes of Afghanistan?
The Pashtun tribes ( Pashto: پښتانه قبايل ), historically also known as Afghan tribes, are the tribes of the Pashtun people, a large Eastern Iranian ethnic group who use the Pashto language and follow Pashtunwali code of conduct.
Are there any Shia Pashtun communities in Pakistan?
There are some Shia Pashtun communities in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan and in neighbouring northeastern section of Paktia Province of Afghanistan.
Are Pashtuns of Pakistan descended from Greeks?
Some groups from Peshawar and Kandahar believe to be descended from Greeks who arrived with Alexander the Great. According to Firasat et. al. 2007, only a small proportion of Pashtuns may descend from Greeks, but they also suggest that Greek ancestry may also have come from Greek slaves brought by Xerxes I.
Who are the Hindu Pashtuns?
The meat-eating Hindu Pashtuns are a little known tribe in India even today, with a distinct culture carried forward from Afghanistan and Balochistan which includes blue tattoos on the faces of the women, traditional Pashtun dancing and clothes heavily adorned with coins and embroidery. ^ a b Eusufzye, Khan Shehram (2018).