Definition of Tajik
1. Noun. A native or inhabitant of Tajikistan and neighboring areas of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan and China.
Group relationships: Republic Of Tajikistan, Tadjik, Tadzhik, Tadzhikistan, Tajikistan
Generic synonyms: Asian, Asiatic
2. Noun. A landlocked mountainous republic in southeast central Asia to the north of Afghanistan; formerly an Asian soviet.
Group relationships: Cis, Commonwealth Of Independent States
Generic synonyms: Asian Country, Asian Nation
Terms within: Capital Of Tajikistan, Dusanbe, Dushanbe, Dyushambe, Stalinabad, Communism Peak, Mount Communism, Mount Garmo, Stalin Peak, Pamir Mountains, The Pamirs
Group relationships: Asia
Member holonyms: Tadzhik
3. Noun. An ethnic group (mostly Moslem) living in Tajikistan and neighboring areas of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan and China.
4. Noun. The Iranian language of the Tajik that is closely related to Farsi; spoken in Iran and Tajikistan.
Definition of Tajik
1. Noun. A person from Tajikistan or of Tajik descent. ¹
2. Proper noun. The Persian dialect spoken in Tajikistan. ¹
3. Adjective. Of, from, or pertaining to Tajikistan, the Tajik people (living in Tajikistan and Afghanistan) or the Tajiki dialect of Persian. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Tajik
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Human Rights in Tajikistan: In the Wake of Civil War by Rachel Denber (1993)
"As a result of these expulsions, these already heavily Uzbek areas lost a large portion of their tajik populations, aggravating tajik fears of "pan-Turkic" ..."
2. The Races of Afghanistan, Being a Brief Account of the Principal Nations by Henry Walter Bellew (1880)
"The term tajik, it is said, is derived from the ancient Persian name for the Arab. The ancient Persian writers distinguishing their hereditary enemies on ..."
3. Landmine Monitor Report, 2002: Toward a Mine-free World by Human Rights Watch (2002)
"From 1992 through July 1997 twenty mine incidents were reported to the ICRC. Since the laying of landmines on the tajik-Uzbek border in 2000 the number of ..."
4. Descriptive Ethnology by Robert Gordon Latham (1859)
"On the Oxus a tajik is a tajik as opposed to an Uzbek ; who, besides being a Turk and a nomad, ... A tajik is also called, in the non-Persian countries, ..."