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  Tajiks - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The so-called Mountain Tajiks or Pamiris of the Badakhshan region in Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan as well as the group usually known as "Tajik" in China's western Xinjiang region are actually a collection of over a dozen small Eastern Iranian who merged with the Tajiks, who are themselves a very mixed group.
Tajiks also dominate the populations of the cities of Bukhara and Samarqand in Uzbekistan, and are found in large numbers in the Surxondaryo Province of southern Uzbekistan, and in the eastern part of that country, along its border with Tajikistan.
Tajik is an offspring of the Persian language, and belongs - along with Afghanistan's Dari - to the Eastern dialects of Persian.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Tajiks   (1569 words)

 Ethnic Groups - china.org.cn
Standing at China's west gate in the eastern part of the Pamirs on the "roof of the world" is the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County in Xinjiang, a town built up since 1950s.
Guests visiting a Tajik family must not stamp on salt or food, nor drive through the host's flocks on horseback, or get near to his sheep pens, or kick his sheep, all of which are considered to be very impolite.
So, the Tajik people who had lived in various areas of Xinjiang and those who had moved from the western Pamirs to settle in Taxkorgan at different times were ancestors of the present-day Tajik ethnic group in China.
www.china.org.cn /e-groups/shaoshu/shao-2-tajik.htm   (2212 words)

 Tajik Information Center - tajik embassy in moscow
Speakers of Tajik live mostly in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and tajik babes western Pakistan (the "Tajik" language spoken by approximately 30,000 people near the Tajikistan border in China is in fact a quite different Pamir language also called tajik mp3 Sarikoli.).
Tajik is an offspring of the Persian language, so close that some consider it a dialect of Persian.
Historically, tajik music it was considered the local dialect of Persian spoken by the Tajik ethnic group in Central Asia; when the Soviet Union imposed the use of the Latin script in 1928, and later the Cyrillic script, it came to be considered a separate language in Tajikistan, partly tajik morey for political reasons.
www.scipeeps.com /Sci-Official_Languages_T_-_Z/Tajik.html   (416 words)

 Tajiks Biography | ema_05_package.xml
Tajiks (or Tadzhiks) are the original Iranian population of Central Asia, the present-day inhabitants of the nation of Tajikistan.
In medieval Tajiki-Farsi literature and historical chronicles the word "Tajik" was used in the general sense of "Persian," as the opposite of "Turk." In Russian usage of the sixteenth century and later, "Tajik" was applied to the urban populace of Central Asia, distinct from the ruling Uzbek nomads.
The Tajiks of the central and southern regions, living in narrow valleys, foothills, and mountains, in contrast to the northern Tajiks, were almost completely independent and free of outside influence until the twentieth century.
www.bookrags.com /biography/tajiks-ema-05   (1103 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Tajik (China) (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Tajik (塔吉克族; pinyin: tǎjíkè zú) is one of the of the 56 nationalities officially recognized by the People's Republic of China.
This group with a population of 33,500, they are located mainly in China's western Xinjiang region with 60% living in Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County, is actually a collection of over a dozen small East Iranian ethnic groups that are related to, but distinct from, the Tajiks of Tajikistan.
Tajik or Tadjik (natively Тоҷикӣ, Tojikí, تاجیکی in Arabo-Persian script) is a descendant of the Persian language spoken in Central Asia.
www.nationmaster.com.cob-web.org:8888 /encyclopedia/Tajik-(China)   (1575 words)

 International Teams Muslim Ministries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Tajiks are of Indo-Persian decent with a history dating back to the 4th century B.C. Although estimates place their numbers at around eleven million, only about six million live in Tajikistan.
The primary language spoken by Tajiks is "Tajik," a dialect of modern Persian.
Tajiks highly esteem the literary arts and revere their poets as political and spiritual heroes.
mm.iteams.org /asia/tajiks.php   (1252 words)

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Father Cervellera: China is going through one of the greatest political and social transitions of its history: from being an ultra-Communist country, it is becoming a country of unbridled capitalism.
Today China is governed by a corrupt, unscrupulous ruling class which has abandoned Communism at the economic level, but which continues to maintain the same control of the population.
The Tajik Autonomous District is situated in the eastern Pamir mountains and borders Pakistan and Tajikistan's Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region.
www.hrwf.net /html/china_2003.html   (7657 words)

 People's Daily Online -- Interview: Tajik president says SCO important player in regional, world politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The establishment of a friendly relationship with China was one of the great achievements that Tajikistan had made since its independence nearly 15 years ago, he said in his interview here shortly ahead of the summit of the SCO heads of state to be held in Shanghai.
The Tajik government was now trying to further expand and deepen bilateral trade relations with China, making use of the advantages of the two countries being so close to each other, and the fact that they had complementary economies, the president said.
Established in 2001, the SCO comprises China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
english.people.com.cn /200606/10/eng20060610_272794.html   (1064 words)

 Tajiks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Tajik homelands are Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, and the Xinjiang province of China.
In Uzbekistan the Tajiks are the largest part of the population of the cities of Bukhara and Samarqand, and are found in large numbers in the Surxondaryo Province in the south and along Uzbekistan's eastern border with Tajikistan.
Tajik is an offspring of the Persian language, and belongs—along with Afghanistan's Dari—to the Eastern dialects of Persian.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tajiks   (1728 words)

 Tajikistan, a new emerging economy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Tajik president outlined a print-media expansion strategy, the central element of which is an exemption from paying the 20 per cent value added tax.
It was recalled that a Tajik delegation had been on visit to China to attend a session of the Tajik-Chinese intergovernmental commission for trade and economic cooperation.
During the visit to China, the Tajik delegation held a number of meetings with senior representatives from some ministries and organisations to China to discuss cooperation between the two countries in agrarian sector, energy, tourism, etc.
www.newnations.com /archive/2004/September/tj.html   (1552 words)

 Tajik - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Tajik
Tajiks also live in Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan and western China.
The Tajiki language belongs to the West Iranian sub-branch of the Indo-European family, and is similar to Farsi; it is written in the Cyrillic script.
The Tajiks inhabit a varied geographical region, ranging from the high Pamir Mountains to warmer valleys in Afghanistan.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Tajik   (190 words)

 The Unreached Peoples Prayer Profiles
Nearly two-thirds of the Chinese Tajik reside in China in the Pamir Mountains of the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County.
The Tajik live in households composed of three generations, with the oldest male serving as the head of the household.
the Tajik of Kazakstan; Russia; Kyrgyzstan; Iran; China; Tajikistan; and Uzbekistan.
kcm.co.kr /bethany_eng/p_code5/1477.html   (821 words)

 China Source
The Tajiks reside in relative isolation in the glacier-capped Pamir Mountains of West China near the borders of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Russia.
The largest concentration of Tajiks live on the edge of Tashkorgan, a small town (population 5,000) that lies 10,000 feet above sea level on the outskirts of a large glacial valley.
The Tajiks are semi-nomadic shepherds, herding cows, yaks, sheep, camels and mules.
www.chsource.org /Tajik.htm   (516 words)

 LLRX -- Researching Tajik Law:  A Guide to Tajik Law System
She is a graduate of the Law Faculty of Tajik National University (1994).
Tajiks is a nation of Persian origin, the most ancient one in Central Asia.
The first Tajik state was founded in the 9th century by Ismoili Somoni and ruled by the House of Somonis (875-999).
www.llrx.com /features/tajik.htm   (1160 words)

 The Tajik of China (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The 35,500 Tajiks that live in China represent less than one percent of all Tajiks, the majority of whom live in Tajikistan.
The language of the Tajiks, which belongs to the Iranian branch of the Indo-European family, is called "Sarikoli" or "Tajiki." Although the Uighur script is used for writing, many of the youth also speak and write Han Chinese.
The Tajiks were first converted to Islam in the tenth century, and have remained strong in their faith for a thousand years.
www.prayway.com.cob-web.org:8888 /unreached/peoplegroups/1844.html   (819 words)

 Tajik Minority - Chinese Nationalities
The Tajik ethnic group has a population of 45,000, of which 60% live in Tashi Ku'ergan Tajik Autonomous County, while others live in South Xinjiang.
To Tajiks, the best and most impressive present for festivals is always pure white wheat flour.
A Tajik herdsman hands gnarled by years of roping horses, seems soothed by the sound of his own music, Sheepskin tambourines, souna horns, and long-necked dutars also lend exotic sounds to Kashgar.
www.paulnoll.com /China/Minorities/min-Tajik.html   (405 words)

 Asia Times Online - The trusted source for news on Central Asia
Tajikistan is a strategically located country of 6 million people, bordering China to the east, Kyrgyzstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west and Afghanistan on its southern frontier.
During the years of the Tajik civil war in the 1990s, many Tajiks saw Russia as an indispensable ally in the battle against Islamic militants.
During discussions in February with Russian officials, Tajik military officials stated that Tajikistan was prepared to take over the defense of the country's frontier with Afghanistan.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Central_Asia/FE07Ag01.html   (1393 words)

 Resources to help learn about China
China Source: Tajik People - learn about this Chinese group that is ethnically related to the Tajiks of Tajikistan.
Flags of China - see the current flag, learn the significance of its colors, and read the history behind the previous flags.
Virtual Tour of China - go on a virtual tour and join educators as they learn about the geography, culture, and history of China.
www.mcsk12.net /schools/peabody.es/china.htm   (416 words)

 Tajik language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The language has diverged somewhat from Persian as spoken in Afghanistan and Iran, because of political borders and the influence of Russian, although a transcribed Tajik text is easily understood by a native Persian speaker of either Iran or Afghanistan.
The standard language is based on the north-western dialects of Tajik, which have been influenced by the neighbouring Uzbek language as a result of geographical proximity.
In the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic, the use of the Latin script began in 1928, and was later replaced in the 1930s by the Cyrillic script.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tajik_language   (757 words)

 The Unreached Peoples Prayer Profiles
China is geographically the largest of all Asian countries, and also has the largest population of any country in the world - with approximately one fifth of the world's people.
China is a multi-national country with a large number of ethnic and linguistic groups.
Not only does China have a blend of ethnic groups, but it also has a mix of religious beliefs.
www.global12project.com /2004/profiles/c_code/china.html   (164 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Tajiks constitute almost two-thirds of the population of Tajikistan.
The name Tajik refers to the traditionally sedentary Caucasoid people who speak a form of Persian called Tajik in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and who speak the modern Persian language in Afghanistan.
The Tajiks were the heirs and transmitters of the Central Asian sedentary culture that diffused in prehistoric times from the Iranian plateau into an area extending roughly from the Caspian Sea to the borders of China.
www.sabawoon.com /afghanpedia/People.Tajik.shtm   (224 words)

 Tajik language resources
Tajik is spoken on a daily basis in: Tajikistan
Researcher Profile: Tajik, A. Tajik, M.D. Tajik, M.D. Primary Appt: Cardiovascular Diseases Professor of Medicine Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Professor of Pediatrics Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Clinical Profile...
Tajik (sometimes written Tadjik; ??????, ???????, tojikí [t??d??'ki]) is a variant of the Persian language spoken in Central Asia.
www.mongabay.com /indigenous_ethnicities/languages/languages/Tajik.html   (1259 words)

 Tajik Ethnic Minority - China tourist & travel guide for ethnic minorities of China (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The origin of this ethnic group can be traced back to those tribes that settled in the eastern part of the Pamirs plateau more than 2000 years ago.
The Tajik people speak a language belonging to the Inian-European language family.
A few of Tajik people are engaged in agriculture.
www.orientaltravel.com.cob-web.org:8888 /people/Tajik.htm   (82 words)

 The Berzin Archives - Historical Sketch of the Hui Muslims of China
According to the 1990 census, the Muslim population of the People's Republic of China is 17.6 million, out of which there were 8.6 million Hui, 7.2 million Uighur, 1.1 million Kazakhs, 375,000 Kyrghyz, 33,500 Tajik, and 14,500 Uzbeks.
The Arab and Persian soldiers remained in China afterward, settling in the northwest areas of Ningxia and Gansu.
The Russians had occupied the region in 1871, but after its return to China with the Treaty of St. Petersburg in 1881, the local people were given the choice of Russian or Chinese citizenship.
www.berzinarchives.com /islam/history_hui_muslims_china.html   (937 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | China-Tajik border opened
China and Tajikistan have officially opened their shared border at a pass high in the Pamir Mountains.
The border was sealed tightly for almost a century during the Soviet time but now trade is growing and China is fast becoming an economic power in Central Asia.
It is also a chance for the Tajiks to reach the Karakorum highway that winds down to Pakistan and the ports of South Asia.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/asia-pacific/3745921.stm   (256 words)

 kashqar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Tajik people (=Persians) who had lived in various areas, of today western China, have had Kashgar as their major cultural town.
The main place of worship, the Id Kah Mosque (built in 1442 and enlarged in the 18th century), is surrounded by colourful bazaar streets in the center of town.
Silk was the most important of many goods carried by traders who traveled the routes from Xian, China, through the Tarim basin and Central Asia to Persia and to the Middle East.
www.geocities.com /tajikland/kashqar.html   (623 words)

 Pravda.RU China And Tajikistan To Strengthen Cooperation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
China and Tajikistan intend to redouble their team effort to secure safety and stability and to combat terrorism, extremism and separatism in the Central Asian region.
According to Jiaxuan, China "will back Tajikistan's effort to support national independence and revive its economy, and is willing to do what it can to assist this Central Asian state." He also thanked the Tajik minister for backing China on the Taiwan issue.
Tajik and Kirghiz Foreign Ministries pay much attention to combating terrorism and extremism, and to regional security and stability, says the protocol "On the military and political situation in the Central Asian region and measures on organization of cooperation between Tajik and Kirghiz Defense Ministries, and on bilateral security provision".
newsfromrussia.com /cis/2001/06/09/7366.html   (1780 words)

 GPD for the PDA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Tajik means "crown." Pray that soon many people from this group will cast their crowns before the throne of Jesus Christ!
The Sarikoli Tajiks in China, however, speak their own language and do not understand the Scriptures translated into the Tajik language.
Since the semi-nomadic Sarikolis in China do not have a written language, that is a big hurdle for Christian workers to jump.
www.global-prayer-digest.org /pda/daily/2005-2-8.html   (334 words)

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