Tajikistan meaning
[tuh-jik-uh-stan, -stahn, -jee-kuh-]
Definitions of tajikistan is:
  • abbreviation TAJIKISTAN
  • noun tajikistan
    a republic in central Asia: under Uzbek rule from the 15th century until taken over by Russia in the 1860s, it became an autonomous Soviet republic in 1929 and gained full independence from the Soviet Union in 1991; it is mainly mountainous. Official language: Tajik or Tajiki. Religion: believers are mainly Muslim. Currency: somoni. Capital: Dushanbe. Pop: 7 910 041 (2013 est). Area: 143 100 sq km (55 240 sq miles)
  • noun tajikistan
    country in WC Asia: became independent upon the breakup of the U.S.S.R. (1991): 55,240 sq mi (143,071 sq km); pop. 5,093,000; cap. Dushanbe