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Ayni or Aini (Tajik: Айнӣ; Persian: عینی) is a town and jamoat in north-west Tajikistan. It is the capital of Ayni District in Sughd province, named after the Tajik national poet Sadriddin Ayni. It lies about 177 kilometres (110 mi) from Khujand and 165 kilometres (103 mi) from Dushanbe on the bank of the Zeravshan River. The jamoat has a total population of 12,131.
It was a notable centre for Tajik nationalists.
- Abdullaev, Kamoludin; Akbarzaheh, Shahram (27 April 2010). Historical Dictionary of Tajikistan. Scarecrow Press. p. 72. ISBN 978-0-8108-6061-2. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
- "List of Jamoats". UN Coordination, Tajikistan. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2009.
- Allworth, Edward (1994). Muslim Communities Reemerge: Historical Perspectives on Nationality, Politics and Opposition in the Former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. Duke University Press. p. 31. ISBN 978-0-8223-1490-5. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
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