Ta·​jik tä-ˈjik How to pronounce Tajik (audio)
-ˈjēk How to pronounce Tajik (audio)
variants or Tadzhik
: a member of a Persian-speaking ethnic group living in Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and adjacent areas of central Asia
: the form of Persian spoken by the Tajiks

Examples of Tajik in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With the formation of the first Islamic Emirate under the Taliban, Mr. Nasrullah’s family decamped to its native Panjshir, a stronghold of the Tajik ethnic group. Hannah Beech, New York Times, 30 Mar. 2023 Much of the Afghan-Tajik border is now controlled by the Taliban, which has been collecting revenue from cross-border commerce at their own mobile customs checkpoints on major highways, according to local Afghan security sources. Conor Finnegan, ABC News, 7 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tajik was in 1815

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“Tajik.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tajik. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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