Tajik Nationality in Brief

Chinese Phonetic Alphabet (Pinyin): tǎ jí kè

English Translation1: Tajik

Population & Distribution2: Total population is 51,069, mainly distributed in the area of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Spoken and Written Language: The national language belongs to the Pamir branch, Iranian group of the Indo-European language family. No script system preserved.

Major Industry: The Tajik nationality mainly engaged in stock farming and sidelined in agriculture.

Religious Belief: The Tajik people believes in Islam.

Traditional Festivals: The Lantern Festival, the Spring Festival, the Diversion Festival and etc.

Traditional Diet: Milk porridge, milk flour slice, flour with milk and butter, baked cakes cooked with butter, milk tea and etc.

Traditional Folk Art: The eagle flute, the eagle dance, music, goat dragging music and etc.

Traditional Sports: Goat dragging, goat bone breaking, polo, mounted shooting and etc.

Note 1: The English names of nationalities are compiled according to the usage of the Internet and written materials.

Note 2: The distribution of ethnic population and regions is cited from the computer aggregated data of the 2010 census of China.

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