Dushanbe [doo- shahn-b uh, - shahm-, dyoo-; doo-shuhn- Russian bye] EXAMPLES | noun a city in and the capital of Tadzhikistan, in the SW Russian Federation in Asia, SW of Tashkent. Tadzhikistan [t uh- jik- uh-stan, -stahn, - jee-k uh-, tah-; t Russian uh-ji-kyi- stahn] noun a republic in central Asia, N of Afghanistan. 55,240 sq. mi. (143,600 sq. km). : Dushanbe. Capital
Tadzhik Soviet Socialist Republic.
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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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