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  • TAHERIDS

    Elton L. Daniel

    (Pers. Āl-e Ṭāher), name of a prominent family of the early Abbasid period and more particularly a line of governors of Khorasan (821-73) from that family. Many of the Taherids, governors, and lesser officials, in Khorasan and in Iraq, were celebrated patrons of the arts, and adab literature is filled with anecdotes about their largesse and their appreciation of wit, wisdom, and bon mots.

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  • ṬAHMĀSP I

    Colin P. Mitchell

    (1524-1576), second ruler of the Safavid dynasty. His 52-year reign was the longest of all Safavid rulers.

  • TĀJ AL-SALĀṬIN

    M. Ismail Marcinkowski

    a book in the genre of Mirror for Princes written in Malay by Boḵāri Jawhari (fl. early 17th cent.).

  • TĀJ-al-SALṬANA

    Afsaneh Najmabadi

    (1884-1936), one of the best known daughters of the Qajar king Nāṣer-al-Din Shah (r. 1848-96), due to her memoirs (Ḵāterāt), written in 1914, which were first partially published in 1969 and whose authenticity has been disputed.

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  • TAJADDOD

    Nassereddin Parvin

    (Modernity), a newspaper published as the official organ of the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan, of which a total of 202 issues appeared in Tabriz.

  • TAJIK

    Multiple Authors

    i. The Ethnonym: Origins and Application. ii. Tajik Persian. iii. Colloquial Tajiki in Comparison with Persian of Iran.

  • TAJIK i. THE ETHNONYM: ORIGINS AND APPLICATION

    John Perry

    The Tajiks are an Iranian people, speaking a variety of Persian, concentrated in the Oxus Basin, the Farḡāna valley (Tajikistan and parts of Uzbekistan) and on both banks of the upper Oxus.

  • TAJIK ii. TAJIK PERSIAN

    John Perry

    Tajiki Persian is the variety of New Persian used in Central Asia. From the 1920s it was officially fostered in the USSR as the national literary language of the Tajik SSR (since 1991, the Republic of Tajikistan). It is also spoken in parts of Uzbekistan, notably in the cities of Bukhara and Samarqand.

  • TAJIK iii. COLLOQUIAL TAJIKI IN COMPARISON WITH PERSIAN OF IRAN

    Bahriddin Aliev and Aya Okawa

    Fārsi of Iran (here called “Farsi” for short), Tajiki, and Dari are distinct branches of the Persian language, and within each branch a wide variety of local dialects exist.

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  • TAJIKISTAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

    Habib Borjian

    Tajikistan’s leading research institution for coordinating and conducting theoretical and applied research projects.