The people of Tajikistan are called Tajiks. People who trace their ancestry to Tajikistan are 62 percent of the population, and include the Pamiri or Mountain Tajiks. Uzbeks live in northwest Tajikistan, and make up almost 25 percent of the total population. Russians comprise over 7 percent, and Tatars, just over 1 percent. To learn more about Uzbeks, see the chapter on Uzbekistan in this volume; about Russians and Tatars, see the chapter on Russia in Volume 7.

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