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Tajik descent and Identity Question about Tajik descent(in English) Rate Topic: -----

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Am I a Tajik?

  1. Yes, you are Tajik (5 votes [83.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 83.33%

  2. No, you are not Tajik (1 votes [16.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:35 PM

I have a question about Tajik identity. I am in the USA, and I have a mixed background. My grandfather(Father's father) was a Tajik. I was told by someone that being a Tajik is paternal, so because my paternal grandfather was a Tajik, so am I. Is this true? None of my other grandparents are Tajik, but if it was, I would be very proud and would learn the language and culture(I did not have because my grandfather died before I was born.)

Is being Tajik paternal/patrilineal? and because my father's line is Tajik, am I also Tajik?
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 05:55 AM

Yes you are a Tajik because Tajik Muslims believe lineage is passed through one's father not mother.
Ba Naam e Khudahvand e Jan o Kherad, Kazeen Bartar Andisha Bar Nagzarad

به نام خداوند جان و خرد، کزین برتر اندیشه برنگذرد
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 08:18 PM

If you know, is it the same for Sarikoli.. the Xinjiang Tajiks of China? I know they are not exactly the same kind of Tajik, but does anyone know if they go by the same rule?
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 07:05 PM

Yes they do and they are Tajiks.
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Posted 25 March 2011 - 03:32 PM

View Postharrignos, on 22 March 2011 - 08:18 PM, said:

If you know, is it the same for Sarikoli.. the Xinjiang Tajiks of China? I know they are not exactly the same kind of Tajik, but does anyone know if they go by the same rule?


Welcome to the forum Harrgignos,

you rightfully question the situation of Sarikolis among Tajiks. My first and main answer is yes they are Tajiks and my second answer is no they aren´t Tajiks. They are Tajiks because they are from the same stock as all other Tajiks, too and have the same north-eastern Iranic and Tocharian ancestors as the rest of Tajiks such as Bactrians, Soghdians, Choresmians, Sacaes, Tocharians, Kushanas etc. and no they are not Tajiks by language, at least not modern Tajiks, since majority of Tajiks (85%) are native Persian-speakers. From their generical and ethnical background they are 100% Tajiks, just that they speak a very old Iranian language (Middle-Iranic, possibly a branch of Bactrian language). That´s why they have their own ''tribal'' name, ''Sarikol'' who speak Sarikoli. If the Sarikolis were originally Tocharians, Indo-eurpeaons of Kentum-group, a group close related to Germanspeakers, Romanic speakers, Latin, etc. they became Iranized through many centuries and in fact do nowhere differ from other Tajiks.

Yes, you are a Tajik. Only males can spread their gens, not women. Agha Khan is also known to be a Tajik or Iranian but all his maternal ancestors, from today to the 19th century where non-Iranians.
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Posted 26 March 2011 - 07:44 PM

http://www.asiaharve...jikSarikoli.pdf
http://dspace.uta.ed....pdf?sequence=1

Read these articles about the Sarikoli Tajiks. look on Youtube for Sarikoli Tajiks.
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Posted 21 October 2011 - 05:18 PM

It is who you believe you are? It will either be false or true!
If anything, you belong to that heritage so you either you accept it or reject it.
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