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Samarkand

[sam-er-kand; Russian suh-muhr-kahnt] /ˌsæm ərˈkænd; Russian sə mʌrˈkɑnt/
noun
1.
a city in SE Uzbekistan: taken by Alexander the Great 329 b.c.; Tamerlane's capital in the 14th century.
Also, Samarcand.
Ancient Maracanda.
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Samarkand

/ˈsæməˌkænd; Russian səmarˈkant/
noun
1.
a city in E Uzbekistan: under Tamerlane it became the chief economic and cultural centre of central Asia, on trade routes from China and India (the "silk road"). Pop: 289 000 (2005 est) Ancient name Maracanda
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