- Apr 2015
What about Afghanistan? Was it historically perceived as being historically and culturally connected with India?
Pashtuns are said to moving in the region after 10th century, although they have absorbed part of earlier population in their race. Pashtuns are Iranic speaking people, while the native Gandharians spoke Gandhari Prakrit(descendant language of Vedic Sanskrit). Pashtuns/Pakhtuns most likely are related to tribe of Pakhta mentioned in the Battle of the ten kings in Rigveda.