Pronounced Pron. tah-JEE-ki-stahn(English) tə-JEE-ki-stahn(English) ta-JEE-ki-stahn(English) [key·IPA]
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Meaning & History
From Tajik Тоҷикистон (Tojikiston), which is derived from the name of the Tajik people combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". The ethnic name is of debated origin, but it is mostly believed to be derived from Old Persian تازیک (Tazik) meaning "Arab". This is the name of a country in Central Asia.