Sogdiana

[ sog-dee-ey-nuh, -an-uh ]
/ ˌsɒg diˈeɪ nə, -ˈæn ə /

noun

a province of the ancient Persian Empire between the Oxus and Jaxartes rivers: now in Uzbekistan. Capital: Samarkand.
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Sogdiana
/ (ˌsɒɡdɪˈɑːnə) /

noun

a region of ancient central Asia. Its chief city was Samarkand
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