Collection Description

Brief Culture Description

Culture Name

Tajiks

Culture Description

Tajiks comprise about 80 percent of the population of Tajikistan. Tajiks also live in several other countries in Central Asia. Tajiks primarily live in rural areas. Commercialized growing of cotton is the dominant agricultural activity. Tajiks are Sunni Muslims. The dialect of Farsi that the Tajiks speak is mutually intelligible with Persian of Iran and Dari of Afghanistan.

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Region

Asia --Central Asia

Countries

Afghanistan

Kazakhstan

Tajikistan

OWC Code

RO02

Collection Information

Number of Documents

1

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Number of Pages

9

Collection Overview

The Tajiks file consists only of this culture summary. This is a revised (2001 by Eden Naby) version of the article originally published in: Encyclopedia of World Cultures, Vol. 6, Russia and Eurasia/China, 1994. Paul Friedrich and Norma Diamond, eds. Boston, Mass.: G. K. Hall & Co.

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