An Iranian Race prodominately inhabiting Afghanistan, and Northwestern Pakistan. The Language of the Pashtuns is Pashto whos origins can be traced back to Old Persian and other Iranian Tongues such as Palavi. Pashtuns(Afghans) like their Iranians cousins from across the border are ethnic Aryans(Iranian). They usually do not mix with non-aryan races in Afghanistan such as the Uzbeks and Hazara. However some Pashtuns are mixed with Greek and Macedonian blood, which give some Pashtuns their European characteristics. They are often competed with by the Tajiks(an ethnic minority, with significant representation in Afghan Government).
Pop. Of Pashtuns in Afghanistan: 56%, Pakistan: 22%, Iran: 6%
An ethnic group prodominately inhabiting modern day Tajikistan and Afghanistan. They're origins are unclear but they are some sort of mixture of Asiatic and Iranian races. They are closely related to their Iranian cousins, the afghans or also known as the Pashtuns. Their language is Dari, which is an archaic form of Persian. There are more Tajiks living in Afghanistan than in Tajikistan. They often intermingle with other ethnic groups such as the afghans/pashtuns or the Uzbeks.
Afghanistan has a 26% minority Tajik pop. Iran has a 3% Tajik minority. Tajikistan has a 99.9 % majority Tajik pop.