Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The capital of Tajikistan, in the western part of the country south of Tashkent, Uzbekistan. It is a major industrial and commercial center in a rich agricultural area. Population: 575,000.

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  • proper n. The capital of Tajikistan.

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  • n. the capital of Tajikistan; formerly Stalinabad 1926-1991

Etymologies

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From Tajik душанбе (dušanbe, "Monday"). Cognate with Persian دوشنبه (došanbe), from دو (do) + شنبه (šanbe), meaning the second day after Saturday.

Examples

  • DUSHANBE -- More than 20 journalists protested today outside the Uzbek Embassy in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, to demand an end to what they call Uzbekistan's ongoing economic blockade of Tajikistan, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports.

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  • DUSHANBE -- A Kyrgyz human rights activist who disappeared in Dushanbe last month is being held in a detention center for homeless people, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports.

    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

  • DUSHANBE (Reuters) - A bomb exploded in a nightclub in Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe overnight, wounding at least five people, security sources said on Monday.

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  • May 01, 2009 DUSHANBE, April 30, 2009 (RFE / RL) -- The Iranian Fars News Agency has opened a news bureau in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe, RFE / RL's Tajik Service reports.

    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

  • DUSHANBE -- The Tajik Interior Ministry says that security forces have detained dozens of followers of Jamaat-ut Tabligh, a Sunni missionary group, in a mosque in Dushanbe.

    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

  • DUSHANBE: Tajikistan on Thursday started building a railroad to connect its capital Dushanbe to a bridge on the Afghan border, a key link in the projected NATO supply route through the former Soviet Union.

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  • DUSHANBE -- Tajik and Russian officials signed an agreement in Dushanbe today to fight drug-related crime, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports.

    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

  • DUSHANBE -- Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has held talks in Dushanbe with visiting Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports.

    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

  • DUSHANBE -- A European Parliament delegation has held talks with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon in Dushanbe, RFE / RL's Tajik Service reports.

    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

  • The United States has also used the airport in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, as a refueling stop.

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