MAPs: Materials About Pashtuns
This logo shows the map of Afghanistan, adjacent areas of Pakistan, and the border between them. Much of the border was drawn in 1893 by the British colonial official Sir Mortimer Durand and is known as the Durand Line. Pashtuns live on both sides of the border: in Afghanistan, mostly in the southern and eastern provinces; in Pakistan, mostly in the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) and in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Many of them view the border as a formality imposed by outsiders, to be used to local advantage as appropriate.
For the Pashtun nationalist point of view on the Durand Line, see Afghanistans.com. Pashtuns form the largest tribal alliance in the world. They are the largest ethnic group in Afghanistan, but the majority of Pashtuns live in Pakistan. Click to see an excerpt from André Singer's documentary about Pashtuns (Pathans) that was filmed in Pakistan for Granada Television in 1980. In another exerpt, a villager explains Pukhtunwali, the Pashtun code of behavior.
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