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  • TAJIKISTAN i. STATUS OF ISLAM SINCE 1917

    Muriel Atkin

    Tajikistan’s population, which numbered slightly more than six million in the year 2000, consists overwhelmingly of ethnic groups which have historically been Muslim.

  • TAJIKISTAN v. DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS

    Habib Borjian

    The alphabet change to Roman and then to Cyrillic (1928 and 1940) coupled with vernacularization of Tajik Persian, called for independent lexicography in Tajikistan.

  • TAKLAMAKAN

    Alain Cariou

    The Taklamakan stretches over 337,000 square kilometers in the centre of the Tarim basin. The vast depression runs nearly 1,200 km from west to east, and is 400 km wide from north to south. It forms an elliptical, semi-open basin in the Lop Nur marsh.

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  • TAḴT-E SOLAYMĀN

    Dietrich Huff

    outstanding archeological site with substantial Sasanian and Il-khanid ruins in Azerbaijan, between Bijār and Šāhin-dež, about 30 km north-northeast of Takāb. Up to the early Islamic time the geographical name of the place and the region was Šiz.

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  • TAḴTI, Ḡolām-Reżā

    Houchang E. Chehabi

    (b. Tehran, 20 Šahrivar 1309 Š./27 August 1930; d. Tehran, 27 Ordibehešt 1347 Š./7 June 1968), freestyle wrestling champion, and Persia’s most popular athlete of the 20th century.

  • ṬĀLEB

    Cross-Reference

    Poet and physician (d. 1015/1606-07). See ABU ṬĀLEB TABRIZI.

  • ṬĀLEB ĀMOLI

    Paul Losensky

    Persian poet of the early 17th century (b. Mazandaran, ca. 1580; d. India, 1626-7).

  • ṬĀLEBUF, ʿABD-AL-RAḤIM

    Cyrus Masroori

    (1834-1911), intellectual and author of several influential works, including Ketāb-e AḥmadThe fact that the book went through several reprints both inside and outside Iran testifies to its popularity. Its style and design made it a textbook of choice in the modern schools of Tabriz. 


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  • TĀLEŠ DISTRICT

    Marcel Bazin

    altogether stretches north from the Safidrud, which cuts through the western Alborz mountains in western Gilān, to the the Araxes-Kura plain in the south of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

  • ṬĀLEŠ DULĀB

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    one of the five traditional Ṭāleš khanates (Ḵamsa-ye Ṭavāleš) in western Gilān.