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Sogdiana

[sog-dee-ey-nuh, -an-uh]
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noun
  1. a province of the ancient Persian Empire between the Oxus and Jaxartes rivers: now in Uzbekistan. Capital: Samarkand.
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Historical Examples

  • 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.

    A Manual of Ancient History

    A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren

  • These contrasts were most striking on the upper Oxus, in Sogdiana and Margiana.

  • (l) Sogdiana, the territory between the upper Oxus and upper Jaxartes, the latter dividing it from central Asia.

    A Manual of Ancient History

    A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren


British Dictionary definitions for sogdiana

Sogdiana

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