CIT offers Tajik interpreters and translators with legal, medical and specialty experience, including criminal and civil matters, employee meetings, engineering, patent cases, labor disputes, immigration and more.

Although based in Los Angeles, CIT offers comprehensive Tajik language services including interpretation, translation and transcription, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, worldwide. Our interpreters and translators are native speakers who have been screened, certified, have provided credentials, field tested, and kept up to date with developments in both English and the Tajik language through means such as lectures, conferences, and travel. CIT’s Tajik language interpreters and translators possess in depth knowledge of the Tajik language, as well as of the culture and history of the Tajik people, allowing them to provide informed and complete interpretation and translation.

The Tajik Language

The Tajik language is spoken by about 8.5 million people in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. It is the official language of Tajikistan, although Russian comes in at a close second for languages spoken in the country. Tajikistan is in Central Asia and surrounded by only land. Because so many people from different backgrounds have lived in the area, the Tajik language is influenced by a variety of other languages. Russian gained popularity in the area during the Soviet era. Tajik is used for a variety of purposes in Tajikistan, such as government, education, business, legal and in the everyday lives of the people of Tajikistan. Tajik is thought to be a form of the Persian language. There are some that oppose this thought due to the geographical location and political barriers that had played a role in the development of both languages.

In Tajikistan, the Russian language is used heavily as well as Tajik. Although the Tajikistani constitution does not state Russian as an official language of the country, it is stilled used both formally and informally. The constitution, however, touched upon the Russian language and how it can be used for communication. However, in 2009, this was removed. Besides Russian and Tajik, there are many other languages that are spoken in Tajikistan, including Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Persian, Arabic and Pashto. Other languages that are spoken, but far less than others, include Yaghnobi, Parya, Shughni and Wakhi. Along with this, due to immigration, other languages are spoken such as Armenian, Romanian, Lithuanian, Korean, Belarusian, Kazakh and Turkish.

The Tajik language is written using the Cyrillic script. In 1928, it began being written in Latin. Before 1928, it was written in Arabic. In 1939, the Cyrillic script replaced the Latin script. At this time, six new letters were added to the Cyrillic script.

The Tajik language has many loanwords from the Russian language, mainly due to the influence of the Soviet Union on Tajikistan. Many of these loanwords are particularly used within fields such as socioeconomics, technology and government. There is also influence from other languages, such as Uzbek and Arabic, on the Tajik language vocabulary.

Interesting Facts about Tajikistan

  • 93% of Tajikistan is mountain
  • There are over 900 rivers in Tajikistan
  • It is a landlocked country
  • By area, it is the 94th largest country in the world
  • The Silk Road passed through Tajikistan