Pronunciation: (tä-jik', -jēk'; Russ. tu-jik'), [key]
—pl. -jiks, (esp. collectively) -jik for 1.
1. a member of a people living mainly in Tadzhikistan, as well as parts of Afghanistan and China.
2. Also,Ta•ji•kiPronunciation: (tä'ji-kē, tä-jē'-). [key]the Iranian language spoken by the Tajiks, closely related to Persian but in Tadzhikistan written in the Cyrillic alphabet. Also,Tadjik,Tadzhik.
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