karshi

Encyclopedia

karshi

city, southern Uzbekistan, in the Karshi oasis, on the Kashka River. At least 1,000 years old, it lay on the caravan route from Samarkand and Bukhara to Afghanistan and India; it was known as Nakhsheb, or Nesef, until the 14th century, when a fort (Turkic karshi, "against") was built there. Later, as part of the khanate of Bukhara, it served as the residence of a ruler and traded in grain, wool, vegetable oils, and dried fruits.

Learn more about Karshi with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: karsh
Next Definition: karst
Words Near: karshi
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for karshi
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing karshi
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature