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Russians and Tajiks are each 5 percent, Karakalpaks 2 percent, and other nationalities the remainder.
From 1989 to 1996, five hundred thousand more people emigrated than immigrated; most of the emigrants were educated.
Modern Uzbeks hail not only from the Turkic-Mongol nomads who first claimed the name, but also from other Turkic and Persian peoples living inside the country's borders.
The Soviets, in an effort to divide the Turkic people into more easily governable subdivisions, labeled Turks, Tajiks, Sarts, Qipchaqs, Khojas, and others as Uzbek, doubling the size of the ethnicity to four million in 1924.
Today many people still speak Russian, but the government is heavily promoting Uzbek. Symbols of Uzbekistan's independence and past glories are most common.
In 1867 the Russian colonial government moved the capital from Bokhara to Tashkent.
The architectures of Samara and Bukhara also symbolize past achievements.