FACTS AND FALSEHOODS OF PASHTUN ETHNOGENESIS

The map in this picture of a page from Johnny Cheung’s book depicts the location of the “proto-Pashto” language — at about the time of Greek rule in Bactria, and that of the Mauryan Dynasty. It was far to the northwest of where it is now. (But this language that later gave rise to Pashto in new environs — would not be recognizable today to a Pashto speaker). All this shows that Pashto’s formation began with the arrival in Sistan and Gandhara of the Sakas.

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Scholar, Historian, Ethnologist, Philosopher, Activist.

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