[ tuh-jik-uh-stan, -stahn, -jee-kuh-, tah-; Russian tuh-ji-kyi-stahn ]
/ təˈdʒɪk əˌstæn, -ˌstɑn, -ˈdʒi kə-, tɑ-; Russian tə dʒɪ kyɪˈstɑn /
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a republic in central Asia, N of Afghanistan. 55,240 sq. mi. (143,600 sq. km). Capital: Dushanbe.
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Also Ta·dzhik·i·stan .
Formerly Tadzhik Soviet Socialist Republic.
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Running the Roof brings us along for 51 minutes of dust and tears as three friends run the equivalent of ten marathons in Tajikistan’s Pamir mountains, a remote area often called “the roof of the world.”Stream These 5 Highlights from the Banff Film Festival|Erin Berger|November 26, 2020|Outside Online
British Dictionary definitions for Tajikistan
Tadzhikistan or Tadjikistan
/ (tɑːˌdʒɪkɪˈstɑːn, -stæn) /
a republic in central Asia: under Uzbek rule from the 15th century until taken over by Russia in the 1860s, it became an autonomous Soviet republic in 1929 and gained full independence from the Soviet Union in 1991; it is mainly mountainous. Official language: Tajik or Tajiki. Religion: believers are mainly Muslim. Currency: somoni. Capital: Dushanbe. Pop: 7 910 041 (2013 est). Area: 143 100 sq km (55 240 sq miles)
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Cultural definitions for Tajikistan
[ (tah-jik-uh-stan, tah-jik-uh-stahn, tah-jee-kuh-stan, tah-jee-kuh-stahn) ]
notes for Tajikistan
This former member of the Soviet Union declared its independence in 1991.
notes for Tajikistan
Tajikistan is predominantly Muslim.
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