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Tajik/Tajiki
тоҷикӣ (tojikī)
"Tajik", written in Cyrillic (Tоҷикӣ) and Nastaliq (تاجیکی).svg
"Tojikī" written in Cyrillic script and Persian (Nasta'liq script)
Native to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
Ethnicity Tajiks
Native speakers 8.4 million  (2015 census – 2015)e18
Language family
Indo-European
Writing system Cyrillic, Latin
Official status
Official language in  Tajikistan
Recognised minority language in
Linguasphere 58-AAC-ci

The Tajik language is the official language of Tajikistan. It is a dialect of the Persian language. It was written in the Persian alphabet until 1928. From 1928 to 1939, it was written mostly in the Latin alphabet until the Soviet government forced Tajiks to write their language in Cyrillic in 1939. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Tajik continues to be written in Cyrillic, although now it can also be written in the Latin alphabet.

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