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Dushanbe

[doo-shahn-buh, -shahm-, dyoo-; Russian doo-shuhn-bye]
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noun
  1. a city in and the capital of Tadzhikistan, in the SW Russian Federation in Asia, SW of Tashkent.
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Formerly Dyushambe (before 1929),Also called Stalinabad (1929–61).

Tadzhikistan

[tuh-jik-uh-stan, -stahn, -jee-kuh-, tah-; Russian tuh-ji-kyi-stahn]
noun
  1. a republic in central Asia, N of Afghanistan. 55,240 sq. mi. (143,600 sq. km). Capital: Dushanbe.
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Formerly Tadzhik Soviet Socialist Republic.
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Dushanbe

noun
  1. the capital of Tajikistan; a cultural centre. Pop: 551 000 (2005 est)Former name (1929–61): Stalinabad
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Tadzhikistan

Tadjikistan

noun
  1. variant spellings of Tajikistan
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Word Origin and History for dushanbe

Dushanbe

capital of Tajikistan, from Tajik dushanbe "Monday" (a compound of du "two" + Shanbe "Saturday," literally "Sabbath;" thus "two days after Saturday"); so called in reference to a regular Monday market there. Known from 1929-1961 as Stalinabad.

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