Tajikistan’s Ethnic Uzbeks: Poor Like Everyone, But Sidelined More

Ethnic Uzbeks, who make up the largest minority in Tajikistan, complain they are often sidelined by Dushanbe. (Photo: EurasiaNet)

Ask one of the million-plus ethnic Uzbeks living in Tajikistan how bad life is and he’ll quickly admit: It could be worse. Looking across the border into Kyrgyzstan, many give thanks they have been spared the pogroms suffered by Uzbek communities there twice in the last generation.

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Tajikistan’s Ethnic Uzbeks: Poor Like Everyone, But Sidelined More

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