from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • 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 by 1895 and was a constituent state of the USSR, the Tadzhik Soviet Socialist Republic, from 1929 to 1991, when it declared its independence. Dushanbe is the capital and the largest city.

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  • proper noun Country in Central Asia. Official name: Republic of Tajikistan.

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  • noun a landlocked mountainous republic in southeast central Asia to the north of Afghanistan; formerly an Asian soviet


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Persian تاجيک‎ (Tājīk) + ستان (-stān, "-stan")



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