Tajikistan is a land full of a diverse variety of people. A mixture of dialects, cultures and eating habits, Tajikistan has a lot to learn from.
Origin Of The Tajik People
The name “Tajik” derived from a pre-Islamic tribe of Zoroastrian origin, means “royalty” or “crown”.
The Tajik people constitute the largest indigenous group in the country and are ethnic Persian descendants. Within this group, you can find the Pamiris living in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province of Tajikistan.
Other ethnic groups caught in the country, on the Central Asian borders include the Turkmen, Kazakhs, Uzbeks, Kyrgyz, Uyghur, and Bukharans. Other nonindigenous ethnic groups include the Belorussians, Georgians, Osetians, Koreans, Crimean Tartars, Ukrainians and Armenians.
The most widely used language, Tajiki is closely related to Farsi. The locals who have developed the regional Tajik dialects have only a crude and underdeveloped understanding of the official language.
In different regions of the Pamiri Mountain ranges the various languages have been kept with an ancient Iranian accent.
Russian is, however, the most preferred language in government and business affairs while Uzbeki is used widely in the Khujand region to communicate.
Ethnic Groups In Tajikistan
Apart from the Modern Persian dialect, The people in Tajikistan also adhere to Iranian languages to a far extent. The Tajiks near the Chinese borders and of Chinese origin, are actually the Pamiris and speak a language completely distinct from that of the western Tajiks. They communicate in the modified versions of the Eastern Iranian Pamiri languages
Various Ethnic Groups Of Tajikistan Include
- Tajik 84.3 per cent
- Uzbek 13.8 per cent that includes Kongrat, Katagan, Lakai, Barlos and Yuz
- The remaining 2 per cent that includes the Russian, Turkmen, Kyrgyz, Tatar, and the Arab
Food Habits Of People In Tajikistan
Tajikistan and the more noteworthy Central Asia district isn’t known as a foodie destination. Suppers are basic and meat-driven, with a little spice. All things considered, there are some extraordinary dishes like Qurutob, which is an undisputed top choice Tajik dish. In Dushanbe and to a lesser degree in Khorog universal food and beverages including Indian, Italian and more can be found. The best places to go for conventional Tajik toll are chai khanas (tea houses) or bazaars.
Pork is never eaten in any part of Tajikistan.
The restaurants in Tajikistan offer Western and Russian food along with the native Tajikistan food.
Guests and visitors often sit on a raised platform with a low table that is circled by thin mats.
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