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  1. 1. Hello everybody!!!<br />My name is<br />Rahimjon<br />
  2. 2. I am Exchange Student<br />I passed the I Future Leaders Exchange “FLEX” exam and came to the United States of America<br />Every year 2500 exchange student come with this program to High Schools of USA.<br />This program chooses the students from the countries that were previously in the Soviet Union.<br />
  3. 3. I come from the “Land of the Tajiks”<br />Tajikistan<br />
  4. 4. Geographical Position<br />Tajikistan<br />
  5. 5. Geographical Position<br />
  6. 6. National Flag<br />country&apos;s purity and the cotton industry<br />Independence and the land itself<br />Tajikistan&apos;s agriculture<br />
  7. 7. <ul><li>Population: </li></ul>7 million (UN, 2008) <br /><ul><li>Capital:</li></ul>Dushanbe<br /><ul><li>Area: </li></ul>143,100 sq km <br />(55,251 sq miles) <br /><ul><li>Majorlanguages: Tajik, Uzbek, Russian
  8. 8. Life expectancy : </li></ul>64 years (men) <br />69 years (women)<br />
  9. 9. POLITICS<br /><ul><li>Independence : September 9 , 1991 (From Soviet Union)
  10. 10. Government Type: Republic.</li></ul>Holds elections for the President and Parliament<br /><ul><li>Head of State: President Emomali RAHMON
  11. 11. Currency : Somoni, diram</li></li></ul><li>RELIGION<br />Main religion –ISLAM<br />To declare that god is great<br />Maintain Ramadan Fast<br />Pray 5 times per day in MOSQUES (Islamic Church)<br />Tithe to the poor<br />Pilgrimage to Mecca<br />Muslims believe in: Allah<br />Muslims read: QURAN<br />
  12. 12. Quran -is the book of guidance and direction for Muslims<br />Quran the holy book of Islam similar to the Bible and the Torah<br />The Quran is always written by Arabic<br />To show respect for the Quran, you must have clean hands, and hold the book carefully<br />
  13. 13. Mountains in Tajikistan <br />
  14. 14. Lakes & Rivers<br />
  15. 15. HYDRO POWER STATIONs<br />
  16. 16. Factories & Industry <br />
  17. 17. Domestic animals<br />
  18. 18. HISTORICAL PLACES<br />
  19. 19. Navruz<br />HOLIDAYS<br />-Is celebrated every year from the 21st till 22nd of March<br />-Symbolizes the coming of spring<br />-From this day the day and night become equal<br />-From this day people begin their work in farms<br />
  20. 20. Independence Day<br />-September 9 , 1991<br />-Big celebration with a parade<br />
  21. 21. MY CITY “KULOB”<br />
  22. 22. Dress<br />
  23. 23. Interesting Fact<br /><ul><li>Tajiks normally sit on thin mattresses (korpacha) on the floor around a large tablecloth laden with food (dastarkhan).
  24. 24. Tajik tradition dictates that a visitor is a guest for three days, after which they become a member of the family, with their own share of household chores!</li></li></ul><li>Gold teeth<br />
  25. 25. During FOOD<br /><ul><li>Tajikistan foodpresents a wonderful blend of exquisite dishes with lovely fruits and vegetables, especially in the summer.
  26. 26. It is our tradition not to make noise during mealtime asking questions and talking so much.
  27. 27. When the whole family is gathering at the table the oldest member of the family begins reception of the food and then the others.
  28. 28. After the reception of the food the oldest member of the family says the praying “Omin” and only then the family members can leave the table
  29. 29. Most of Tajik people eat with fingers.
  30. 30. They usually eat the (non) bread</li></li></ul><li>The Traditional Meal<br />The Best Tajik “Plov”<br />
  31. 31. Gestures<br />The people sit cross-legged on the floor<br />Use entire hand to motion direction<br />Respect is shown by looking down while speaking to someone<br />People usually pass items with the right hand<br />The left hand placed on the heart or supporting the right arm<br />
  32. 32. Sports<br />-hill walking<br />-goat grabbing<br />-mountain climbing<br />-Football is a popular sport.<br />The Tajikistan National Football <br />Team competes in the FIFA and <br />AFC leagues<br />
  33. 33. Any Questions?<br />
  34. 34. Thanks for your attention!!!<br />