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The author proposes a short lexicon of terms peculiar to the local Tajik dialect of Tagnaw, a village located on the Tajikistani-Afghan boundary, southeast of the city of Kulab. Collected among the elder inhabitants of the village, these terms reflect partially preoccupations specific to this group of the population (with a clear overrepresentation of words linked with funerals and the keeping of cemeteries). Other significant categories are nuptial rituals, practices associated with the coming of a newborn child, and culinary customs. A phonetic transcription of the terms would probably have been more interesting than the Cyrillic adopted by the author.

The Redaction
CER: II-5.2.B-441