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EtymologyEdit

From Persian تاجیک(Tâjik, non-Turk (of Central Asia)) (akin to تازی(Tâzi), تازیک(Tâzik)), (ultimately) from Middle Persian tʾcyk' (Tāzīg, Arab), (ultimately) from Arabic طَيِّئ(ṭayyiʾ, name of an Arab clan).

Popular folk etymology traces the word to Tajik тоҷ (toj, crown) (see Arabic تَاج(tāj), from Persian تاج(tâj, crown)), but this is false.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈtɑːdʒɪk/, /tæˈdʒiːk/

NounEdit

Tajik (plural Tajiks)

  1. A person from Tajikistan or of Tajik descent.

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Proper nounEdit

Tajik

  1. The Persian dialect spoken in Tajikistan.

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AdjectiveEdit

Tajik (not comparable)

  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Tajikistan, the Tajik people (living in Tajikistan and Afghanistan) or the Tajiki dialect of Persian.

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Refers to ethnicity, not nationality. Compare Tajikistani (inhabitant of nation of Tajikistan; pertaining to Tajikistan).