Definition of Tajikistan in US English:

Tajikistan

(also Tadzhikistan)

proper noun

  • A mountainous republic in central Asia, north of Afghanistan; population 8,500,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Dushanbe; languages, Tajik (official) and Russian.

The region was conquered by the Mongols in the 13th century and absorbed into the Russian empire during the 1880s and 1890s. From 1929 Tajikistan formed a constituent republic of the Soviet Union; it became an independent republic within the Commonwealth of Independent States in 1991

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