Saturday, January 27, 2007

The Question...

Eversince I was a kid, I was always looking for the answer to one question: who are Tajiks? Although later in school and even later in college I got a glimpse into the history of my nation, I am still at loss as to who we are. It must be told that the history of Central Asia (CA henceforth) and Tajiks in particular remains a vague subject for me. From what I can recollect, Tajiks, I have come to know, trace their roots to Bactrians an Sogdians. Any idea who we were before???

1 comment:

Darius said...

Tajiks are Iranians, the indigenous settlers of Central Asia. Soghdians and Bactrians were Iranian tribes, as you now. And now we speak Persian, hence our proper name is 'Persian'. We've been called 'Tajik' by Turkic tribes who later occupied a vast area in the region.