from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Formerly Ta·dzhik·i·stan (tä-jĭkˈĭ-stănˌ, -stänˌ) or Tadzhik Soviet Socialist RepublicTajikistan A country of south-central Asia. The region was settled by the Tajik before the 10th century and conquered by Mongols in the 13th century. By the mid-19th century it was divided among several weak khanates. The region was acquired by Russia in 1895 and was a constituent republic of the USSR from 1929 to 1991, when it declared its independence. Dushanbe is the capital and the largest city. Population: 7,080,000.
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- proper n. Country in Central Asia. Official name: Republic of Tajikistan.
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- n. a landlocked mountainous republic in southeast central Asia to the north of Afghanistan; formerly an Asian soviet
Persian تاجيک (Tājīk) + ستان (-stān, "-stan") (Wiktionary)