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  • noun the capital of Tajikistan; formerly Stalinabad 1926-1991


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  • Dushanbe, briefly known as Stalinabad a few decades earlier-that must have made the local people happy!

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin Clancy, Tom, 1947- 1988

  • Stalinabad, the capital of Tadzhik Republic, did regain its original Tadzhik name of Dushanbe, but here the change was back to the old name of a caravan stop and had nothing to do with tsarist Russia.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIX No 3 1993

  • Examples of this kind of national restoration of local names are the renaming of Stalinabad already mentioned and the renaming of the capital of Kyrgyzstan.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIX No 3 1993


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