- a province of the ancient Persian Empire between the Oxus and Jaxartes rivers: now in Uzbekistan. Capital: Samarkand.
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In Sogdiana and Khorasan, they had become converts to the Mahometan faith.Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3)
John Henry Newman
The height of the fortress in Sogdiana is double the height of this.
He appears to have been master not only of Bactria, but also of Sogdiana.
These contrasts were most striking on the upper Oxus, in Sogdiana and Margiana.The History of Antiquity
(l) Sogdiana, the territory between the upper Oxus and upper Jaxartes, the latter dividing it from central Asia.
- a region of ancient central Asia. Its chief city was Samarkand
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