Pronunciation: (tä-jik', -jēk'; Russ. tu-jik'),[key] —n., —pl.-jiks,(esp. collectively)-jikfor 1. 1. a member of a people living mainly in Tadzhikistan, as well as parts of Afghanistan and China.
2. Also,Ta•ji•kiPronunciation: (tä'ji-kē, tä-jē'-).[key]the Iranian language spoken by the Tajiks, closely related to Persian but in Tadzhikistan written in the Cyrillic alphabet. Also,Tadjik,Tadzhik.