ASHKHABAD

ASHKHABAD
ASHKHABAD (formerly Askhabad; (1919–1927) Poltoratsk), capital of Turkmenistan. Jewish soldiers in the czarist army settled in Ashkhabad after the Russian conquest of the area in 1881, but they were expelled soon afterward by the governor-general of Turkestan. Later, Jewish artisans moved here from European Russia. By 1897, 310 Jews lived in the town (1.6% of the total population). At the end of the 1920s it served as a deportation center for Zionists exiled from European Russia. In 1939, 711 Jews (0.56% of the total) lived in the town and 1,202 in the entire district. In 1959 the Jewish population was 1,276. Around 600 remained in 2005. (Yehuda Slutsky)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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  • Ashkhabad — /ahsh keuh bahd /; Russ. /ush khu baht /, n. a city in and the capital of Turkmenistan, in the S part. 312,000. Formerly, Poltoratsk. * * * …   Universalium

  • Ashkhabad — As(h)gabad, As(h)gabat, Ashjabad, Ashk(h)abad → Asjabad …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • Ashkhabad — n. Ashgabat, capital of Turkmenistan …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ashkhabad — ashkh·a·bad …   English syllables

  • Ashkhabad — Ash•kha•bad [[t]ˌɑʃ kəˈbɑd[/t]] n. geg a former name ofAshgabat …   From formal English to slang

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  • Ashkhabad — noun the capital and largest city of Turkmenistan • Syn: ↑capital of Turkmenistan • Instance Hypernyms: ↑national capital • Part Holonyms: ↑Turkmenistan, ↑Turkomen, ↑Turkmen, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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