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  Tajiks of Afghanistan
The Tajiks are mostly Sunni Muslims and speak Persian.
The plains-dwelling Tajiks live mainly in Herat Province on the Iranian border, in Parwan Province, and around Kabul.
The Tajiks are the second largest group after the Pashtuns.
www.afghan-network.net /Ethnic-Groups/tajiks.html   (342 words)

  Tajiks - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Tajiks are the principal ethnic group in most of Tajikistan, as well as in northeastern Afghanistan and the cities of Kabul, Mazar-e-Sharif, and Kandahar.
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)

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The name Tajik (also spelled Tadjik, Tajek) refers a group of people who are believed to be one of the pure and close decedents of the ancient Aryans.
The Tajiks were the transmitters of the Central Asian sedentary culture from the borders of China into Iranian plateau and to an area extending up to Caspian Sea.
Tajiks are light skinned people with moderate heights, mostly soft fl hair and brown eyes though blue eyes and blonde hair appear among them.
members.tripod.com /~khorasan/TajikPersonalities/Tajiks.htm   (915 words)

 MAR | Data | Assessment for Tajiks in Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tajiks have engaged in moderate levels of protest, a situation that is unlikely to change.
Tajiks, who speak Dari (a Persian dialect) are concentrated in the northeast of Afghanistan, with smaller numbers in the west of the country.
Tajiks are represented by a variety of political organizations and parties, the dominant one continuing to by Jami’at-i-Islami.
www.cidcm.umd.edu /inscr/mar/assessment.asp?groupId=70003   (561 words)

The land of Tajiks, as an Indo-European speaking people, is in the territory known since ancient times as Bactria, Maverannahr, the Parthian Kingdom and the Kingdom of Kharazm, the Kingdom of the Samanids and the states of Seleucids, Tamerlane, the Bukhara Emirate and the Kokand (Qoqand) Khanate once flourished in this region.
Tajiks also venerate Firdausi, a poet and composer of the Shah-nameh (Book of Kings), the Persian national epic, and Omar Khayyam, of Rubaiyat fame, both born in present-day Iran but at a time when it was in the same empire as Tajikistan.
Tajiks in Uzbekistan are settled in the valleys of rivers Zerafshan, Shirbadarya, Fergana valley (all around: Chust, Kasansoy, Marghilan), Sorkh (to the south from Kokand), Jizzakh province, on the right inflows of the river Surkhandarya, Chorvok area, in the upper Kashkadarya, Burjmolla, Sukh enclave, Khiva and other areas.
www.geocities.com /tajikland/index.html   (859 words)

 In the land of Snow - Clad Peaks
However, the Tajiks who are famous for having one of the most ancient histories and cultures, have greatly contributed to the progress of the world civilization.
The Tajik Republic is characterised by the speedy growth of population.
Tajiks, the main nationality of the Republic constitute 62% of the total population, Uzbeks 20%, Russians 9.5%.
www.ismaili.net /mirrors/pamir_001/page8/tajik.html   (19868 words)

 International Teams Muslim Ministries   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 are mainly followers of the Sunni sect of Islam.
mm.iteams.org /asia/tajiks.php   (1252 words)

 Tajikistan Ethnic Groups
In the case of the Tajiks, this meant not only differentiating them from the Uzbeks, with whom they had much in common despite their different native languages, but also from fellow Persian-speakers outside the Soviet Union.
Meanwhile, during the 1930s and 1940s Tajik culture was redefined and Sovietized to suit the political requirements of the central government of Soviet leader Joseph V. Stalin.
By the end of the Soviet era, Tajiks often were a small minority in the administration of the republic's main industrial enterprises, including the chemical plants, the cotton textile industry, and large construction projects (see Labor, this ch.).
www.country-studies.com /tajikistan/ethnic-groups.html   (1143 words)

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About 65% of the population is composed of Tajiks (also spelled Tadjiks or Tadzhiks), a Sunni Muslim people who speak a...
Herat, whose inhabitants are mainly Tajiks, is also noted for its bazaars and its highly decorated gharries...
Tajiks live around Herat and in the northeast; Uzbeks live in the north,...
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