[ fer-gah-nuh, fer-; Russian fyir-guh-nah ]

  1. a city in eastern Uzbekistan, southeast of Tashkent.

  • Formerly Sko·be·lev [skaw-buh-lef; Russian skaw-byi-lyif] /ˈskɔ bəˌlɛf; Russian ˈskɔ byɪ lyɪf/ .

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How to use Fergana in a sentence

  • Even in the districts of Fergana and Samarcand, the old wooden plough called a "sokha" is still in use.

    The Story of the Cotton Plant | Frederick Wilkinson

British Dictionary definitions for Fergana



/ (fəˈɡɑːnə) /

  1. a region of W central Asia, surrounded by high mountains and accessible only from the west; mainly in Uzbekistan and partly in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan

  2. the chief city of this region, in E Uzbekistan. Pop: 230 000 (2005 est)

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