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Ta·jik

also Ta·dzhik  (tä-jĭk′, tə-)
n. pl. Tajik or Ta·jiks also Tadzhik or Ta·dzhiks
1.
a. A native or inhabitant of Tajikistan.
b. A member of a people inhabiting Tajikistan and neighboring areas in Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and China.
2. The Iranian language of the Tajik, closely related to Persian.

Ta·jik′, Ta·dzhik′ adj.

Tajik

(ˈtɑːdʒɪk; tɑːˈdʒiːk)
n, pl -jik
(Peoples) a member of a Persian-speaking Muslim people inhabiting Tajikistan and parts of Sinkiang in W China

Ta•jik

or Ta•dzhik

(tɑˈdʒɪk, -ˈdʒik)

n., pl. -jiks or -dzhiks, (esp. collectively) -jik or -dzhik.
1. a member of a people of Central Asia, living mainly in Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan, and N Afghanistan.
2. the form of Persian spoken by the Tajiks.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tajik - a native or inhabitant of Tajikistan and neighboring areas of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan and ChinaTajik - a native or inhabitant of Tajikistan and neighboring areas of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan and China
Republic of Tajikistan, Tadjik, Tadzhikistan, Tajikistan, Tajik, Tadzhik - a landlocked mountainous republic in southeast central Asia to the north of Afghanistan; formerly an Asian soviet
Asian, Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of Asia
2.Tajik - a landlocked mountainous republic in southeast central Asia to the north of AfghanistanTajik - a landlocked mountainous republic in southeast central Asia to the north of Afghanistan; formerly an Asian soviet
CIS, Commonwealth of Independent States - an alliance made up of states that had been Soviet Socialist Republics in the Soviet Union prior to its dissolution in Dec 1991
capital of Tajikistan, Dusanbe, Dushanbe, Dyushambe, Stalinabad - the capital of Tajikistan; formerly Stalinabad 1926-1991
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
Communism Peak, Mount Communism, Mount Garmo, Stalin Peak - the highest mountain peak in the Pamir Mountains; near the Chinese border in northeastern Tajikistan (24,590 feet high)
Pamir Mountains, the Pamirs - a mountain range in central Asia that is centered in Tajikistan but extends into Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan and Pakistan and western China
Tadzhik, Tajik - a native or inhabitant of Tajikistan and neighboring areas of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan and China
3.Tajik - an ethnic group (mostly Moslem) living in Tajikistan and neighboring areas of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan and China
ethnic group, ethnos - people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
4.Tajik - the Iranian language of the Tajik that is closely related to Farsi; spoken in Iran and Tajikistan
Iranian language, Iranian - the modern Persian language spoken in Iran
Translations
tadžičkitadžički jezikTadžikTadžikinjaTadžikistanac
tagico
tadžikų kalba
tadzjikiska
Tacikçe
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Upon arrival of Kyrgyz law enforcement officers to the conflict site, the Tajiks started throwing rocks at them.
Anyone can get the source of the record for its subsequent distribution, for example, on CD's, since not all Tajiks have access to the Internet.
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Tajikistan's government has expressed concern over young Tajiks receiving education at Islamic religious schools abroad, reports RFE/RL.
Tajiks get suspicious: The government of Tajikistan, apparently suspicious of Iranian proselytizing, has ordered the Iranian embassy school in Dushanbe to dismiss all non-Iranian students, the Tajik service of US broadcasting ha reported It quoted a Tajik Education Ministry spokesman as saying that under an agreement with Iran only Iranian nationals are supposed to attend the school, but it has also enrolled about 90 Tajiks and 150 Afghans.
By the middle of the nineteenth century, when the Russian empire rolled into Central Asia, this ethnolinguistic cauldron had simmered down into a peasantry of turcophone Uzbeks and persophone Tajiks, a small urban commercial and intellectual class (chiefly Tajiks), and a ruling Uzbek elite that struck even the czar's generals as one of the more bloodthirsty and reactionary regimes of the age.
Over the past year, ethnic Tajiks and others in Afghanistan have been crossing the frontier to arm and train their kinsmen in Tajikistan on both sides of the political divide.
According to them, Kyrgyz villagers used hunting guns in the violence, while Tajiks threw stones.
Citing Tajik Ambassador to Afghanistan Sharofiddin Imomov, Radio Liberty's Tajik Service said the last eight Tajiks, who had been serving their terms in Afghan jails, were sent to Dushanbe in late June.
Tajiks are by right proud of their national cuisine, which boastscountlessdelicious recipes.
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