Friday, September 10, 2021

Things To Know Before Traveling To Tajikistan

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Internet, Comunication

It is worth noting that Tajik telecom providers charge for internet use based on the quantity downloaded. This is particularly essential for those who intend to live in Tajikistan and pay directly for the service, such as USD50 per month for up to 1GB of downloads. To buy private internet service, you must have a Ministry of Immigration registration form.

Language

Tajik, which is mutually intelligible with all Persian varieties, is Tajikistan’s main and historical language. It is one of many dialects of the Persian language, along with Farsi, Dari, Hazaragi, and others. Furthermore, as a result of the Soviet promotion of Russian across Central Asia, virtually all Tajiks speak Russian. There are also ethnic Russians who speak Russian as a first language. Russian is extensively utilized in government, thus government personnel, such as politicians, speak it. However, English is seldom spoken, and the only individuals who are likely to understand it are young people in Dushanbe. However, Russian is frequently more popular among them since it is commonly taught to them by their parents.

Respect

Tajikistan is a conservative culture, and women should dress modestly in public. Headscarves and facial coverings are outliers rather than the rule. Shorts for males are typically frowned upon, especially in bigger towns like Dushanbe. Although some Tajiks are very nice, it is also unusual for individuals to be as unfriendly. Tajiks in general are extremely kind to visitors. While you should be cautious of scammers in bigger cities, it is normal for young people to approach you to say hello and practice their English. When conversing with elder Tajiks, put your right hand over your heart. In Tajik culture, this is a show of respect for elderly men or women.

Culture

Tajik is the mother tongue of about 80% of Tajikistan’s population. Tajikistan’s major urban hubs are Dushanbe (the capital), Khujand, Kulob, Panjakent, Qurghonteppa, Khorugh, and Istaravshan. Minorities include Uzbek, Kyrgyz, and Russian.

Though called Tajiks, the Pamiri people of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province in the southeast, bordering Afghanistan and China, are linguistically and culturally different from other Tajiks. In contrast to the majority Sunni Muslim population of Tajikistan, the Pamiris practice Ismaili Shia Islam and speak a variety of Eastern Iranian dialects, including Shughni, Rushani, Khufi, and Wakhi. They have maintained numerous old cultural practices and folk arts that have been virtually lost elsewhere in the nation due to their isolation in the highest regions of the Pamir Mountains.

The Yaghnobi people reside in northern Tajikistan’s mountainous regions. The approximate population of Yaghnobis is currently about 25,000. Forced migrations in the twentieth century wiped them off. They communicate in Yaghnobi, the sole direct contemporary descendent of the old Sogdian language.

Tajik craftsmen constructed the Dushanbe Tea House, which was given to Boulder, Colorado, as a gift in 1988.