Bukharian, also known as Judeo-Tajik, is a Persian language spoken by Bukharian Jews. Bukharian was spoken in many Jewish schools until they were closed by the Soviet Union in the 1930s. Around the fall of the Soviet Union in the late 20th century, Bukharian Jews immigrated out of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Nowadays, there are roughly 220,000 Bukharian Jews around the world, mostly in the United States and Israel. It is estimated that 40% of this population, roughly 50,000 people, can speak Bukharian.

Manashe Khaimov is the President and CEO of SAMi, a non-profit dedicated to the development of leadership in under-served Jewish communities on college campuses in North America. Through this work he developed AskBobo.org, a Bukharian language dictionary platform with over 2000 words and surnames. Manashe plans to expand AskBobo by 3000 words during the course of this cohort year, and hopes to also set up an online course for families to learn the language.