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Tadjik

[tah-jik, -jeek; Russian tuh-jik]
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  1. Tajik.

Tajik

or Ta·djik, Ta·dzhik

[tah-jik, -jeek; Russian tuh-jik]
noun, plural Ta·jiks, (especially collectively) Ta·jik for 1.
  1. a member of a people living mainly in Tadzhikistan, as well as parts of Afghanistan and China.
  2. Also Ta·ji·ki [tah-ji-kee, tah-jee-] /ˈtɑ dʒɪ ki, tɑˈdʒi-/. the Iranian language spoken by the Tajiks, closely related to Persian but in Tadzhikistan written in the Cyrillic alphabet.
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Historical Examples

  • Sart is hence legally used for the Turkish appellation of Tadjik.

    Sketches of Central Asia (1868)

    Arminius Vmbry

  • The latter, he always calls the Sart tili (Sart language), and not the Tadjik tili.

  • It is remarkable that the word Tadjik is even found in Western Asia.

  • Tadjik and Sart; each of which counts many subdivisions or degrees.

  • The Sart is distinguishable, not less than the Tadjik, by his crafty, subtle manners.


British Dictionary definitions for tadjik

Tajik

noun plural -jik
  1. a member of a Persian-speaking Muslim people inhabiting Tajikistan and parts of Sinkiang in W China
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