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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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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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.
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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.