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Persian Baby Names: Anisa, Mina, Kian, Jahan

Persian Baby Names: Anisa, Mina, Kian, Jahan | Name News | Scoop.it
Persian baby names offer rich meanings, and a sound that is both accessible to American English speakers and richly evocative of the region's history.
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The family from Tajikistan called children Putin and Shoygu

The family from Tajikistan called children Putin and Shoygu | Name News | Scoop.it
Would you like to laugh?  RIA Novosti The native of Tajikistan Rahmon Dzhurayev called the grandsons Putin and Shoygu. Sputni
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A primer on Tajik names

The Tajik language is closely related to Persian, and is the primary language of the Central Asian republic Tajikistan. Though Tajik used to be widely spoken in neighboring republics Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, it's gradually been displaced by their respective native languages. However, some people in those republics still speak Tajik, as do some people in…
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Would you believe it, I have scooped a few other posts about Tajikistan. But they're mostly about banning names, so it's nice to find a more positive post about this country.

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In Tadschikistan sollen fremde Namen verboten werden = Foreign names to be banned in Tajikistan

Der tadschikische Präsident Emomali Rahmon hat ein neues Gesetz vorgeschlagen: Er will fremde Vornamen verbieten.
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Tajikistan Mulls Banning Islamic-Sounding Names

Tajikistan Mulls Banning Islamic-Sounding Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Since independence, names have been a touchy subject in the region. The Tajik parliament recently began discussing new amendments — floated earlier this year — which would introduce new restrictions on the types of names parents can legally give their children. Specifically, foreign or Islamic-sounding names would be rejected by state registries.
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Tajikistan, 98% Muslim, May Ban Muslim Names

...along with any other names "incorrect or alien to the local culture."
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Yikes.  But also a really really interesting part of of the world, so thanks to Nancy for finding this.

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Where is Your Name Legal?

Where is Your Name Legal? | Name News | Scoop.it
You say you want to name your daughter after me? Aww, I’m honored! But if you live in Iceland, you’re out of luck. Laura isn’t a legal Icelandic baby name. Many countries around the world limit parents’ name choices. The types of regulations vary, as do their motivations: protecting children’s …
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Tajik authorities publishe a list of Tajik names | Tajikistan News ASIA-Plus

Tajik authorities publishe a list of Tajik names | Tajikistan News ASIA-Plus | Name News | Scoop.it
The list has been prepared by the Language and Terminology Committee under the Government of Tajikistan and the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan.

The list includes more than 3,000 names that will be offered to parents.
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Tadzjikistan verbiedt buitenlandse voornamen = Tajikistan bans foreign names

Tadzjikistan verbiedt buitenlandse voornamen = Tajikistan bans foreign names | Name News | Scoop.it
In Tadzjikistan mogen pasgeboren kinderen vanaf eind dit jaar alleen nog 'lokale' voornamen krijgen. Namen van buitenlandse herkomst worden verboden.
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Tajikistan Mulls Banning Islamic-Sounding Names

Tajikistan Mulls Banning Islamic-Sounding Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Since the 1980s, the Tajik people have shifted away from Russian names towards more traditional Tajik names. In the last decade, this 90% Muslim country has shifted towards more Islamic names, which weren’t previously popular.
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