Pashtunistan

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Pashtunistan or Pakhtunistan (Pashto: پښتونستان), meaning the "land of Pashtuns" or "land of Pakhtuns"[1], is a modern term used for the historical region inhabited by the native Pashtun people since at least the 1st millennium BC.[2][3][4][5] Possibly since at least the 3rd century AD and onward, the region was mostly recognized as Afghanistan[6][7] and by the people in the Indian subcontinent as Pathanistan.[8]

Pashtunistan was politically divided in 1893 by the Durand Line, a disputed and poorly-marked border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.[9] Since the late 1940s with the dissolution of British India and creation of Pakistan, some Pashtun nationalists proposed Pashtunistan as a future sovereign state for the local Pashtun inhabitanits of the area.

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