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Default 01-08-2012, 06:11 PM

iv never been to afghanistan but iv seen a high number of people like this in chitral, gilgit areas and swat valley

have a shinwari friend and he is blonde and blue eyed, looks practically polish, i mean he makes me and my friends look really dark and were classified as spin pukhtuns lol

and he made latif nangarhari look srilankan almost lol

every tribe has distinct look about them...theres a huge diversity between me and my friends here

will post a picture below this aswell

there is in no particular order [yousufzai, sayed+yousufzai, bangash,dawar,sayed+afghan mix(not sure what tribe afghan mom is],shinwari


diversity, none of us look anything like eachother but you would know that we are pukhtun


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Default 01-08-2012, 08:56 PM

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The main distractor from his overall appearance seems to be the blond red hair. I'm sure if this same man had dark hair, traditional clothing and a lungee no one would think twice about him in a crowd in Kandahar or somewhere. I've been told red hair is a gene mutation or defect, I don't know. But I've witnessed people with this look in various areas around Helmand, Kandahar, Zabul (saw more people with red and light hair in northern Kandahar near Zabul than anywhere else) and also saw more than a few around Wana in southern Waziristan. I haven't been all over Afghanistan but the places I'm familiar with, there are people like this. As Gulbabo said it's very common in some areas of Aghanistan, I've seen it in Waziristan and this man is apparently Chitrali so the gene must somehow be spread everywhere with Pashtuns and maybe others too (I've witnessed near blonde Hazaras).
aha yhh da red hair ting i have it going for me still in growth doh...


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Default 01-09-2012, 12:22 PM

The standard skin tone of pashtuns would be "ghanam rung", light wheatish...but he can be fair skinned or dark skinned also...it also depend upon tribe e.g afridis are generally more fair skinned than khalils,... wazirs are more fair than their neighbour bannuchis...yousafazis are more fair than khattaks...etc
It may also have some thing to do with region. E.g pashtuns of northren KPK are more fair than pashtuns of southren districts, who have generally tanned dark skin tones....northren KPK is fertile, green and has good climate while southren KPK is very hot and dry.
I noticed this difference in wazirs, mountain wazirs of waziristan are generally light skinned while the wazirs of plain areas like domail and FR Bannu have generally darker skin tone.
But within tribe variations exists, e.g i have seen lot of fair skinned khattaks, many with green eyes but i have also seen lot of very dark skinned khattaks...
Its not about skin tone, pashtuns have distinct facial features....a fair pashtun doesnt look like a european.
Though facial features of yousafazais especially those of swat are confusing, with clean shave , many of their males do resemble europeans, they have these cute faces, not rough like typical pashtuns.


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This is why i keep my beard
i would prefer it if you didnt


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Default 01-09-2012, 02:19 PM

I agree with Luffy, the people of the plains (cities, towns, flatlands) are more darker than the people of mountains. Its the same with Tajiks, people of mountains like panjshir and badakhshan are lighter than people of kabul city or mazar e sharif. I think its due to the fact that in cities people are more likely to mingle with outsiders and outsiders usually settle in cities when they move to a new place. It could be the climate and high altitude as well. I have read similar things from foreigners who have written about Afghansitan and pakhtunkhwa.
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Default 01-09-2012, 03:19 PM

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But about Polish people. I once heard that they have very similar DNA to Pashtun/Norther Indian people.
Many Caucasian peoples are originally from Northern India or Central Asia. Haplogroup R1a has a binary distribution in both Europe and Asia. Which is why the Slavs and Iranics have the same subclades of R1a. They also both have Western Eurasian mtDNA.

The diffrence between the Pashtuns, Tajiks, Punjabis and other Eastern Iranic peoples and the Western Slavs is that Iranic peoples have Indic and maybe to a lesser extent Turkic ancestry. Whilst the Slavs as one might expect have mixed more with indigenous European and Western Asian peoples.
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i would prefer it if you didnt
Maybe he wants to scare away the girls! lol
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Default 01-13-2012, 12:40 AM

It's unlikely you'll see anything of that sort outside of the northeastern areas regardless of the ethnic group but like another poster said, there's far too much variation among Pashtuns to make sweeping generalisations such as 'this is the average' or 'this is what most pashtuns look like'.

Contrary to that, there are a lot of Paktia and Zabuli Pashtuns in my family and they all pretty much look like this:


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Default 05-28-2016, 10:07 PM

sweeping generalisations......... Pashtuns are too varied in terms of phenotypes. But every other Pashtun i get to see has features that clearly sets them apart from their indic neighbors. However, there are some whose features might prove to be contradictory to my previous statement.
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