[boo-kahr-uh, boo-; Russian boo-khah-ruh]
- a former state in SW Asia: now incorporated into Uzbekistan.
- a city in SW Uzbekistan, W of Samarkand.
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Examples from the Web for bukhara
The hardships of the journey from Karshi to Bukhara were great—a bare sandy desert, great heat, very little and very bad water.
Ermk took with him fifty men and went out to clear the road for the Bukhara merchants.
The Bukhara book is a compilation of oddments, mostly translated from compositions written after Baburs death.The Bbur-nma in English
Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
Jack Allison wore that same bracelet, unless I'm much mistaken, on his way down in disguise from Bukhara.King--of the Khyber Rifles
He inherits his exogamous class, say Bukhara, from his father, and he must marry a woman of Class Kumara.The Secret of the Totem
- a city in S Uzbekistan. Pop: 299 000 (2005 est)
- a former emirate of central Asia: a powerful kingdom and centre of Islam; became a territory of the Soviet Union (1920) and was divided between the former Uzbek, Tajik, and Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republics
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