Tajikistan

geographical name
Ta·​jik·​i·​stan | \ tä-ˌji-ki-ˈstan How to pronounce Tajikistan (audio) , tə-, -ˌjē-, -ˈstän; -ˈji-ki-ˌstan, -ˌstän, -ˈjē- \

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landlocked country in west central Asia; capital Dushanbe area 55,637 square miles (144,100 square kilometers), population 8,605,000

Note: From 1929 to 1991, Tajikistan was a constituent republic of the U.S.S.R. called the Ta*dzhik Republic \ tä-​ˈjik How to pronounce Tajikistan (audio) , tə-​ , -​ˈjēk \ .

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“Tajikistan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tajikistan. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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