Tajik is the official language of Tajikistan, a former Soviet republic in Central Asia. It is the mother tongue of millions of ethnic Tajiks. A form of Persian, Tajik is unique in its use of the Cyrillic aphabet. This bilingual dictionary, with more than 14,000 entries, is a useful tool for both Tajik or English speakers. All Tajik entries appear in both the Cyrillic alphabet and romanized transliteration, providing users with the correct pronunciation of Tajik words. All English entries include phonetics for the Tajik speaker to pronounce the English words correctly.