of Tajikistan by the Yaghnobi people. It is considered to be a direct descendant of Sogdian (Sogdian language) and has often been called '''Neo-Sogdian''' in academic literature. Bielmeier. R. Yaghnobi in Encyclopedia Iranica The Theravādin traditions first spread among the Iranian (Iranian peoples) tribes before combining with the Mahāyāna forms during the 2nd and 3rd centuries BCE to cover modern-day
conclusion, proponents of this realist theory claim the U.S. will or needs to seek a divided and weak China to continue its hegemony in Asia. It is thought this shall be accomplished by establishing military, economic, and diplomatic ties to countries adjacent to China's borders. If so, American proponents of this policy WikiPedia:Tajikistan Dmoz:Regional Asia Tajikistan Commons:Category:Tajikistan
, ''The Guardian'', 3 May 2008. He is editor of the most recent edition of the ''Babur Nama: Journal of Emperor Babur'' (2007). He has also written ''Secrets and Lies: Operation ‘Iraqi Freedom’ and After'' (2003). It was long-listed for the George Orwell Prize for Political Writing in Britain and listed in the ''Financial Times''’s Best Politics and Religion Books of the Year. He has contributed to 16 more books, including ''The World According To Tom Dispatch'' (2008). He is noted
: www.economist.com world asia displayStory.cfm?story_id 15612447&source hptextfeature accessdate 5 March 2010 The presidential election held on November 6, 2006 was boycotted by "mainline" opposition parties, including the 23,000-member
, her eccentric family set out on a journey in order to find the father. And we glimpse a fantastic central Asian reality, filled with small, unusual villages, falling-from-the-sky cattle and enormous flying bricks… Working for leading international news organizations in the 1990s, he also covered the wars and armed conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chechnya, Georgia (Georgia (country)), Nagorno-Karabakh, Tajikistan and Transdniestria, as well as the Soviet coup attempt of 1991 and the Russian constitutional crisis of 1993. align center 6.3 Ma – 5 Ma Miocene, Messinian age Mediterranean Sea dries up (Messinian Event). 52-km Karakul (Karakul (Tajikistan)) crater in Tajikistan. Orrorin tugenensis, possible hominin (hominini) - '''Rogun Dam''' is an under construction dam on the Vakhsh River in southern Tajikistan. It is one of the planned hydroelectric power plants of Vakhsh Cascade. If finished, it would be the world's tallest dam (List_of_tallest_dams_in_the_world) with a height of WikiPedia:Tajikistan Dmoz:Regional Asia Tajikistan Commons:Category:Tajikistan
amounts Greeks (Greek people), Iranians (Iranian peoples), Arabs (Arab people), Turks (Turkic people), Scythians, Afghans (Pashtun people) to name a few and also because of its geopolitical location straddling the Iranian Plateau, Central Asian, Tibetan and South Asian genetic spheres and as a result, the phenotypic expression of its people is reflective of this diversity. Large influxes of refugees from the surrounding nations have further exacerbated this change (Muhajirs (Muhajir (Pakistan)) from India in 1947, Kashmiris (Kashmiri people) refugees in 1948, Iranians in 1978, Afghans in th 1980s, Tajiks and Iraqis in 2001 etc..) In 1991, Dani was made Honorary Citizen of Bukhara and Honorary Member of Paivand Society in Tajikistan. He was made Honorary Life Patron of Al-Shifa Trust, Rawalpindi in 1993. '''Batken Province''' (Kyrgyz (Kyrgyz language): '''Баткен областы''', ''Batken oblast''; WikiPedia:Tajikistan Dmoz:Regional Asia Tajikistan Commons:Category:Tajikistan
professional work as a photographer, and she also produced four films, the most important being ''Portrait of the Artist'', a study of Josef Scharl. From October 1932 to January 1933, she traveled to the Soviet Union, in particular to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, taking photographs of what she saw. She returned to Berlin in February 1933, one month after Hitler (Adolf Hitler) came to power. As persecution against Jews increased, she left Germany with her son, arriving in September 1935
, Tunisia, Uruguay, Venezuela and the observers Canada, Israel, Japan, Mexico, United States. * European states: Kazakhstan, Belarus and the observer Vatican City. At Kuh i Malik in Yagnob Valley, Tajikistan, coal deposits have been burning for thousands of years, creating vast underground labyrinths full of unique minerals, some of them very beautiful. Local people once used this method to mine ammoniac. This place has been well-known since
Kazakhstan (the southern part of Kazakhstan, south of the Aral Sea–Balkhash Lake line, was part of Turkestan ASSR in 1920). Bitter debates accompanied the partition of Uzbek SSR and Tajik SSR in 1929, focusing especially on the status of Bukhara, Samarkand, and the Surkhandarya Province (Surxondaryo Province), all of which had sizeable, if not dominant, Tajik populations. The final decision negotiated by the Uzbek and Tajik parties, not without strong involvement of the Communist Party, left these three Tajik-populated territories within the Turkic-populated (Turkic peoples) Uzbek SSR. Tajik SSR was created on 5 December 1929 as the home for most of the ethnic Tajiks in Soviet Central Asia within the boundaries of present-day Tajikistan. Rahim Masov, ''The History of the Clumsy Delimitation'', Irfon Publ. House, Dushanbe, 1991 WikiPedia:Tajikistan Dmoz:Regional Asia Tajikistan Commons:Category:Tajikistan
was a significant early Buddhist missioner. In the 3rd century BCE, Dharmaraksita—among others—was sent out by emperor Ashoka to proselytize the Buddhist tradition through the Indian Maurya Empire, but also into the Mediterranean as far as Greece. Gradually, all India and the neighboring island of Ceylon were converted. Then Buddhism spread eastward and southeastward to the present lands of Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Indonesia
'''Tajikistan''' ( , it is the 96th largest country (List of countries and dependencies by area) in the world in terms of area. It is bordered by Afghanistan to the south, Uzbekistan to the west, Kyrgyzstan to the north, and China to the east.
The territory that now constitutes Tajikistan was previously home to several ancient cultures, including the city of Sarazm of the Neolithic and the Bronze Age, and was later home to kingdoms ruled by people of different faiths and cultures, including the Oxus civilization (Bactria–Margiana Archaeological Complex), Andronovo culture, Buddhism, Nestorian Christianity, Zoroastrianism, and Manichaeism. The area has been ruled by numerous empires and dynasties, including the Achaemenid Empire, Hephthalite Empire, Samanid Empire, Mongol Empire, Timurid dynasty, and the Russian Empire. As a result of the breakup of the Soviet Union Tajikistan became an independent nation in 1991. A civil war (Civil war in Tajikistan) was fought almost immediately after independence, lasting from 1992 to 1997. Since the end of the war, newly established political stability and foreign aid have allowed the country's economy to grow.
Tajikistan is a presidential republic consisting of four provinces. Most of Tajikistan's 8 million people belong to the Tajik (Tajik people) ethnic group, who speak Tajik (Tajik Language), a dialect of Modern Persian, although many people also speak Russian (Russian language). Mountains cover more than 90% of the country. It has a transition economy that is dependent on aluminum and cotton production, its economy is the 126th largest (List of countries by GDP (PPP)) in the world in terms of purchasing power and 136th largest (List of countries by GDP (nominal)) in terms of nominal GDP.