Pronounced Pron. /tɑː.ˈdʒiː.kɪ.stɑːn/
Other Forms FormsTadjikistan, Tadzhikistan
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Contributor Contrib.highexpectasians on 12/4/2015
Last Editor EditorMike C on 2/13/2020
From Tajik Тоҷикистон (Tojikiston), which is from the Persian exonym تاجیک (Tājīk) referring to the Tajik people combined with the 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 (Tâzik) meaning "Arab". This is the name of a country in Central Asia.