- a city in and the capital of Tadzhikistan, in the SW Russian Federation in Asia, SW of Tashkent.
- a republic in central Asia, N of Afghanistan. 55,240 sq. mi. (143,600 sq. km). Capital: Dushanbe.
Examples from the Web for dushanbe
The motive for the stabbing in Dushanbe last Tuesday is still unclear.Islamists Crack Down on New Year’s Eve in Central Asia, Caucasus
January 8, 2012
- the capital of Tajikistan; a cultural centre. Pop: 551 000 (2005 est)Former name (1929–61): Stalinabad
- variant spellings of Tajikistan
Word Origin and History for 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.