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Mehrangez is a university student in Dushanbe who says she has few opportunities to talk with native English speakers. So she didn't expect to understand much when she watched "The Great Gatsby" recently on Tajik television.
Until earlier this year, one 19-year-old student from the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, was known as Shohrukh to his friends and family.
But he recently decided to ditch his "purely Tajik" first name and now answers to "Muhammad," the name of Islam's prophet.
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