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(1) In the Turkic, Mongolian, and to some extent, the Tungus-Manchurian languages, Aimak originally was a descent subdivision—by kin, tribe, and even people; in feudal times it came to mean a large estate, a principality, and, with the Mongols, sometimes a khanate.

(2) A local designation for an administrative unit, specifically, the raions of the Buriat ASSR and of the Gorno-Altai Autonomous Oblast of the RSFSR.

(3) In the Mongolian People’s Republic, the principal administrative territorial unit. The supreme government organ of an aimak is the hural of people’s deputies, elected for a term of two years.

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Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) provided finance for Kazakhstan's largest gas supplier, KazTransGas Aimak.
Ataerkil ve geleneksel anlayisa gore kadinlarin ev disinda bir iste calisabilmeleri icin eslerinin nzasini aimak zorunda olduklan gercegi sadece ducuk gelir sinif veya kirsal kesimde yasayan daha dusuk egitimli kadinlarin karsilastiklan bir sorun degil; ayni zamanda orta sinif, sehirde yasayan ve egitimli duzeyi goreceli daha yuksek olan kadinlarin da karsilastiklari bir sorundur.
KazTransGas Aimak will connect the new plant with the gas pipeline in Zhambyl region and provide a consistent volume of feed gas for the smooth operation of the plant.
Ethnicities/Religions Pashtun 42%; Tajik 27%; Uzbek 9%; Hazara 9%; Aimak 4%; Turkmen 3%; Baluch 2%.
To cure a recurring, apparently age-old problem of an un-maternal mother camel, the preschooler Ugna and his teenage brother Dude are dispatched to the Aimak Center to fetch a traditional violinist in hope of a healing ceremony of music.
The Afghan quagmire is rooted both in the country's deeply entrenched tribalism and its numerous nationalities (Pashtun, Nuristani, Tajik, Baluch, Hazara, Turkmen, Uzbek, Aimak, Kyrgyz); furthermore, foreign governments have failed to understand this basic reality.
Pathans--the largest group), Afridi, Aimak, Baloch, Turkmen, Hazara, Tajik, Uzbek and others.
Ajmal's son, Aimak Khattak, in a statement to Pajhwok Afghan News said they shared the grief with President Karzai on behalf of all Pashtuns and the family of Ajmal Khattak.
There are millions of Turkic people including Kyrgyz, Bayat, Kazakh, Tatar, Ghezelbash, Mongol, Aimak, Turkmen, Uzbek and Hazara and also Tajik and Baluch in Afghanistan, but no one knows how many.
Afghan society is comprised of 58 per cent Pashtuns (who are the main supporters of the Taliban), 22 per cent Tajiks, eight per cent Uzbeks, seven per cent Hazaras (mostly Shia) and five per cent of other ethnicities, including Kyrgyz, Baluch, Aimak and Arabs.
Because Afghanistan has not had a systematic census in decades, precise demographic figures are unavailable; the CIA estimates the ethnic breakdown of the population to be: "Pashtun 42%, Tajik 27%, Hazara 9%, Uzbek 9%, Aimak 4%, Turkmen 3%, Baloch 2%" with 4% of the population constituted by other ethnicities such as Kirghiz, Wakhi, Farsiwan, Nuristani, Brahui, Qizilbash, Kabuli, and Jat.
Hong Kong, Mar 1, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - Mongolia Energy Corporation Limited ("MEC"; HKSE: 276) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary in Mongolia, MoEnCo LLC ("MoEnCo"), has received a formal expression of gratitude from the Governor representing the citizens of Khovd Aimak (Province),Mongolia for a wide range of initiatives put in place by MoEnCo for the Khovd local community, western Mongolia, as part of the development of the Khushuut coal mine and related infrastructure.