Language Family: Persian branch of Indo-Europeanlanguage family
Location: Tajikistan (official language), Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Iran.
Related Languages:
Persian Farsi


Tajik Language Fonts

Supplemental Keyboards from Joint Language University

Best source for Tajik keyboard downloads; three keyboards available. Requires JLU account.

Online Tajik Keyboard

Use your mouse to type on this Tajik keyboard, then you can copy text, save as text file, print it out, or use of Internet search.

Cyrillic Russian - Tajik Keyboard

Cyrillic Russian - Tajik keyboard downloads and details.

Yahoo! Search - Free Language Sites

Because font sites come and go on the Internet, this Yahoo! Search "find it yourself" link my be helpful.



Flag of Tajikistan; more on flag and symbols; Anthem (words); Anthem (music)
Map of Tajikistan and Quick Facts
; More Maps
UCLA Language Profile - Tajik
Ethnologue: Languages of Tajikistan

Tajikistani Images

Famous Tajiks

Tajik Cuisine
Tajik Music, More


Search Engine Colossus - Tajikistan

Links to primary Tajik language search engines and gateways.

Russian and East European Network Information Center (REENIC) - Tajikistan

This link to the Russian and East European Network Information Center website at the University of Texas, Austin, has been preset to connect you directly to resources related to Tajikistan.

REESWeb - Search Tajikistan

Do a "search keyword" for "Tajikistan" in the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies website database. Strong in links throughout Eastern and Central Europe as well as with the NIS.

Library of Congress Portals to the World - Tajikistan

Created and maintained by the LoC Area Studies Directorate.

BUBL LINK - Tajikistan

BUBL LINK Catalogue is largest Internet portal in U.K.: Selected Internet resources covering all academic subject areas.

Yahoo - Regional, Countries Links - Tajikistan

Excellent Yahoo search engine links for countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

EurasiaNet - Tajikistan

Resources and daily news links.

DMOZ Open Directory - Tajikistan

Extensive resources page, includes links to Interactive Portals, Music and Art, Country/Regions, etc.

Google Directory - Tajikistan

Google Regional Directory preset for Tajikistan.

Google.com Search - Preset for Tajik

The Google search engine has been preset for you to search the Internet using the Tajik language. Also ideal for target language lexical and contextual searches and other language-oriented uses. Requires Tajik fonts. (Also included in Language Materials links below.)


Professional Organizations, Online Journals and Library Consortia

Idealist.org - Tajikistan

"Action without borders" offers list of national non-profit professional and social organizations.

Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Indiana University - Tajikistan

Tajikistan resource page of IAUNRC. Also check main page and links.

American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies

" The Association represents American scholarship in the field of Russia, Central Eurasian, Central and East European studies. Representatives of the AAASS sit on such bodies as the US State Department's Advisory Committee on the Soviet/East European Research and Training Act (1983), and the International Congress for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES). It is a constituent society of the American Council of Learned Societies. "

Central Asia-Caucasus Institute (SAIS)

The Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of SAIS: for the study of the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Caspian Region.

Central Eurasian Studies Society

"The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) is a private, non-political, non-profit, North America-based organization of scholars who are interested in the study of Central Eurasia, and its history, languages, cultures, and modern states and societies."

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)

IREX is the premier US nonprofit organization specializing in higher education, independent media, Internet development, and civil society programs in the United States, Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia.


Universities, Programs and Centers of Study

U.S. Institutions Teaching Tajiki/Tajik

From Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota. Search LCTL list of primary US universities offering instruction in the Tajik language.

Tajikistan: Colleges and Universities

Links to major institutions of higher learning.

Colleges and Universities - Tajikistan

Another link site to institutions of higher learning.


Language Materials

Wikipedia - Tajik Language

Basic encyclopedia article on language with description of orthography and sketch of grammar.

UCLA Language Materials Project: Teaching Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages

Outstanding site for both online and published resources - not just for teachers. Select "Tajik," "All Materials," and "All Levels" for full display.

Tajik Writing System

Basic introduction to Tajik alphabet with collections of links to audio files and language related websites.

I Love Languages.com - Tajik

Very scant for Tajik .

LanguagesOnTheWeb.com - Tajik

Large list of links to Tajik language and country/culture sites. Not all functional and not all freeshare.

LangNet - on Joint Language University

"LangNet is a language learning support system with interactive materials designed for those who want to practice and maintain their target language reading and listening skills." Currently, only available to military, government agencies and select academic institutions. Best accessed through Joint Language University portal (above).

Joint Language University - Tajik Resources

In addition to LangNet (above), JLU also provides one login/password access to Transparent Language materials like TajikLanguage Virtual Flash Cards; WordChamp online language lessons; and SCOLA television broadcasts.

Google.com Search - Preset for Tajik

The Google search engine has been preset for you to search the Internet using the Tajik language. Also ideal for target language lexical and contextual searches and other language-oriented uses. Requires Tajik fonts. (Also included in Language Materials links below.)



Online Dictionaries

YourDictionary.com - Persian Farsi

Large dictionary portal offers general and specialized online dictionaries; nothing for Tajik but see Persian Farsi.


Online Media and News

Kidon Media-Link: Tajikistan

Links to online newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations from this giant news portal.

OnlineNewspapers.com - Tajikistan

Slim selection of national newspapers - most in English.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty - Tajik News Service

Latest news reports in English and Tajik.

BBC - Tajik.com

BBC news broadcasts in Tajiki.

RadioStationWorld - Tajikistan

About: "RadioStationWorld is an informational directory dealing with radio and television broadcasters worldwide." Site allows you to bookmark favorite radio stations for listening.

Eurasianet - Tajikistan

News in English and Russian from a variety of news sources.

Yahoo! News - Tajikistan

Latest news in English from a variety of news sources.

SCOLA - Global Foreign Language Portal

SCOLA is a leader in foreign language television news broadcasts. Schedule of broadcasts, insta-classes in some languages, and other useful information.


WWW Virtual Library - Central Asia

Large index to sites related to Central Asia.

Wikipedia - History of Tajikistan

Excellent encyclopedia article with addition links to important periods and personalities.

Wikipedia - Culture of Tajikistan

Basic but "growing" article covering topics from Religion to Film.


Government and Politics

Governments on the WWW - Tajikistan

Includes links to National Institutions and Government sites including President and most Ministries; Embassies in foreign countries, Political Parties, etc.

Political Resources on the Net - Tajikistan

Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world.

Foreign and International Law - Tajikistan

From the Washburn University School of Law Library, links to country sites for Constitutional Law, Government and Politics, Law and Legislation, Legislative Bodies, etc.

GlobalSecuity.org - Tajikistan

Search for "Tajikistan" for news on topics like Hostilities, Security, Weapons, People, Countries, Organizations, Money.

Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law

The Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law was established in 1990 at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, in recognition of the growing importance of law in both its Islamic and Middle Eastern dimensions. Website provides links to original papers and documents fundamental to Islamic Law.


Country Studies

Wikipedia - Tajikistan

Excellent online encyclopedia article covering geography, history, military, culture, etc. with links to Internet resources.

Tajikistan - A Country Study

Exceptionally detailed presentation from the Library of Congress. Includes sections on: Geography, Society, Economy, Government and Politics, Very Detailed History and Historical Development, Contemporary Trends, etc.

CIA World Factbook - Tajikistan

Good resource site for information on Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, and Transnational Issues.

BBC News Country Profiles - Tajikistan

Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries; also biographic sketches of leaders, essay on media, and historic timelines. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives.


Country Analyses

U.S. Department of State Background Notes - Tajikistan

Background Notes are updated/revised as they are received from regional bureaus and are added to the database of the Department of State web site. Categories include: Geography, People, History, Government, Political Conditions, Economy, Defense, Foreign Relations, U.S. Relations, and Travel/Business.

International Monetary Fund - Tajikistan

Latest developments in Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter, Human Rights, Women/Children/Population, Health/Poverty/Food Security, Culture/Education.

The World Bank Group - Tajikistan

WBG Activities in Tajikistan, with additional related links.

The World Trade Organization - Tajikistan (Observer)

"The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world?s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business."

Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Briefs - Central Asia: Tajikistan

"The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, the a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. We provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analysis to promote sound policy making efficient markets and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and environment."

World Health Organization - Tajikistan

About WHO" "The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - Tajikistan

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian organisation, with 178 member National Societies.

Amnesty International - Tajikistan

Amnesty International is a champion defender of human rights worldwide. Familiarity with a given country's human rights issues can provide a unique insight into many other aspects of its culture and politics.

Human Rights Watch - Tajikistan

Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.

International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights

The International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights is a self-governing group of non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations that act to protect human rights throughout Europe, North America, and the Central Asian republics formed from the territories of the former Soviet Union. A primary specific goal is to monitor compliance with the human rights provisions of the Helsinki Final Act and its Follow-up Documents.

Travel Guides

Lonely Planet Destinations - Tajikistan

The people at the offbeat Lonely Planet website are not your typical travel guides -- they're very bright and know what they're talking about. Their goal is not to "sell the country" to travelers. Instead, they tell it how it is. Typical headings include: "Warnings" (in case travel is not recommended - the "why's"); Facts for the Traveler, When to Go, Events, Money and Costs, Attractions, Off the Beaten Track, Activities, History, Culture, Environment, Getting There and Away, Getting Around, and Further Reading and Related Weblinks.

Wikitravel - Tajikistan

Wikitravel - by the people, for the people. Wikitravel is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide. Still coming into being with some countries.

Yahoo Travel Guide - Tajikistan

Includes links to history, basics, transportation, dining, shopping and climate.