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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Contemporary Examples of tajik

  • Anya was living in a Muslim family of ethnic Tajik in a sleepy neighborhood across the town of Kopeisk from her real mother.

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    Switched at Birth

    Anna Nemtsova

    October 25, 2011

  • In one Tajik province, women outvoted men 58 percent to 41 percent.

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    Afghanistan's Mystery Winner

    Bruce Riedel

    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.

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    Obama's Afghan Test

    Bruce Riedel

    August 18, 2009

Historical Examples of tajik


British Dictionary definitions for tajik

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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