The Pashtuns are an ethnic group that predominantly live in Afghanistan and Pakistan. There are approximately 45 million Pashtuns living in these two countries. They have a rich cultural heritage which their names represent. Their names are typically good, Arabic, or a combination of the two. However, the names in this generator are mainly from Pashtun, as a separate Arabic / Muslim generator can also be found on this page.
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An ethnic and political fact, Pashtuns are also known as Pashtoon or Pashto. One can even call them Pakistanis. In fact, many people refer to this ethnic group as Pashtuns, Pakistanis, Puskas, or Pathan. As a political entity, one may refer to the Pashtuns who straddle the Afghanistan-Pakistan border as an ethnic entity called "Pashtunistan."
Mostly Pashtiyan, they are divided into three sub-ethnic groups: the Pshinzbari, the Turkoman Paghman, and the Tajik Puskas. Each sub-group is known for their own cultural identity, which are distinct from the other ethnic groups. They are identified by a unique, pre-Muslim tribal culture called the Pashtunswali. They are also known as Puskas, Pshinis, Pakhans, and Pakhts. They have long traditions of wearing traditional clothing and accessories.
Today, Pashtuns are widely scattered in different parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Tajikistan, Nepal, Iran, and Iraq. The Pashtuns have a rich heritage of art and crafts and have been an important part of any society, including the Afghan government and Afghan society. For more information on Pashtoon names, you can do an Internet search or ask an expert to help you find out the names of your favorite Pashtun. They are also referred to as Pakhtuns.