American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
- n. Country in Central Asia. Official name: Republic of Tajikistan.
- 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)
“At the same time, nearby Tajikistan is subsisting largely on a narco economy.”
“Cricket means as much to Americans as the Super Bowl means folks in Tajikistan, but both are important to some sports fans.”
“What percentage of the embassy staff in Tajikistan can speak plausible Tajik?”
“The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) fought in Tajikistan's 1992-97 civil war and sparked a cross-border conflict between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan in the late 1990s.”
“Basing out of Tajikistan is one alternative, but higher altitude conditions would have to be navigated in order to enter Afghanistan’s northeast.”
“During the July 2001 meeting, Mr. Naik was told that Washington would launch its military operation from bases in Tajikistan – where American advisers were already in place – and that the wider objective was to topple the Taliban regime and install another government in place. [”
“Dushanbe monitors rumors and voices around him to ponder on the possibility of popular protest in Tajikistan.”
“India has only foreign military base in Tajikistan, which is in north of Afghanistan.”
“FRANKEN: Now, the other part of the trip that was so important to secretary Rumsfeld, he went to Russia and talked mainly about antiballistic missile treaties, but he went to Tajikistan, which is a former Soviet satellite, and was the site of three air businesses that were used in the unsuccessful battle that the Soviet Union has against the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan.”
“Tadzhikistan (former name Tajikistan 39 00 N 71 00 E for Tajikistan)”
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