or Ta·djik, Ta·dzhik
[tah-jik, -jeek; Russian tuh-jik]
- a member of a people living mainly in Tadzhikistan, as well as parts of Afghanistan and China.
- 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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Examples from the Web for tajik
Anya was living in a Muslim family of ethnic Tajik in a sleepy neighborhood across the town of Kopeisk from her real mother.Switched at Birth
October 25, 2011
In one Tajik province, women outvoted men 58 percent to 41 percent.Afghanistan's Mystery Winner
August 25, 2009
This means disrupting the process in Tajik, Uzbek, and Hazari Shia towns and villages, not just in the Pashtun south and east.Obama's Afghan Test
August 18, 2009
The vast majority of the inhabitants of Alty Shahr are of Tajik descent.
They are comparatively recent arrivals who displaced the earlier Tajik and Brahui occupants.
As a matter of fact the contrary holds true, and the Tajik is superior to any of his masters in point of mental capacity.
There was a certain jealousy between the Kirghiz chief and the Tajik soldier of fortune.
- a member of a Persian-speaking Muslim people inhabiting Tajikistan and parts of Sinkiang in W China
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