TADZHIKISTAN


TADZHIKISTAN
TADZHIKISTAN, one of the independent states of the CIS. In 1989 the Jewish population was 14,800, mainly in the capital, Dushanbe. A large proportion of the republic's Jews belonged to the Bukharan Jewish community. Almost all left for Israel during the mass exodus of the 1990s. The rise of Islamic fundamentalism in the republic, which led to civil war, was the major factor in Jewish emigration. (Michael Beizer)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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  • Tadzhikistán — VER Tadjikistán …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Tadzhikistan — Ta|dzhi|ki|stan another spelling of ↑TaJikistan …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Tadzhikistan — n. Tajikistan …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Tadzhikistan — Ta•dzhik•i•stan [[t]təˈdʒɪk əˌstæn, ˌstɑn, ˈdʒi kə [/t]] n. geg Tajikistan Former official name, Tadzhik′ So′viet So′cialist Repub′lic …   From formal English to slang

  • Tadzhikistan — /taˈdʒɪkəstan/ (say tah jikuhstahn), / stæn/ (say stan) noun → Tajikistan. Also, Tadjikistan …   Australian English dictionary

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  • List of journalists killed in Tajikistan — This is a list of journalists who have been killed in Tajikistan or journalists from Tajikistan killed outside of the country since 1990. Listees include those known to have been murdered, as well as cases of suspicious deaths. Contents 1 History …   Wikipedia


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