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Tajikistan

Mark Slobin, Alexander Djumaev and Larisa Dodhoudoyeva

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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Country in Central asia. Tajikistan differs from the other Central Asian Republics in its Aryan-Iranian heritage. For nearly two millennia before the arrival of the Turkic people who now predominate in Central Asia the area was part of a great cultural melting-pot that included the Persians, Sogdians, Seleucid Hellenes and Kushans and the Parthians. At least two branches of the Silk Road passed through the area that became Tajikistan, bringing religions, goods, ideas and

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Subjects: Music

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