Samarkand

or Sam·ar·cand, Sam·ar·qand

[ sam-er-kand; Russian suh-muhr-kahnt ]
/ ˌsæm ərˈkænd; Russian sə mʌrˈkɑnt /

noun

a city in SE Uzbekistan: taken by Alexander the Great 329 b.c.; Tamerlane's capital in the 14th century.

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Samarkand
/ (ˈsæməˌkænd, Russian səmarˈkant) /

noun

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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