Samarkand

Samarkand

[sam-er-kand; Russian suh-muhr-kahnt]
Also, Samarcand.
Ancient Maracanda.
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Sogdiana

[sog-dee-ey-nuh, -an-uh]
noun
a province of the ancient Persian Empire between the Oxus and Jaxartes rivers: now in Uzbekistan. Capital: Samarkand.
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Samarkand (ˈsæməˌkænd, Russian səmarˈkant)
 
n
Ancient name: Maracanda 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)

Sogdiana (ˌsɒɡdɪˈɑːnə)
 
n
a region of ancient central Asia. Its chief city was Samarkand

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