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Sog•di•a•naˌsɒg diˈeɪ nə, -ˈæn ə(n.)

  1. a region of ancient and medieval central Asia between the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers: now part of Uzbekistan and Tadzhikistan.

    Category: Ancient History, Geography (places)

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  1. Sogdiana(ProperNoun)

    an ancient Iranian-speaking civilization of what is today eastern Uzbekistan and western Tajikistan

  2. Origin: From Sogdiana, from Σογδιανή. Compare the Old Persian name of the region: 03BF03A203A603A203AD.

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  1. Sogdiana

    Sogdiana or Sogdia was the ancient civilization of an Iranian people and a province of the Achaemenid Empire, eighteenth in the list on the Behistun Inscription of Darius the Great. Sogdiana is "listed" as the second of the "good lands and countries" that Ahura Mazda created. This region is listed second after Airyanem Vaejah, "homeland of the Aryans", in the Zoroastrian book of Vendidad, indicating the importance of this region from ancient times. Sogdiana, at different times, included territories around Samarkand, Bukhara, Khujand, Panjikent and Shahrisabz in modern Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The Sogdian states, although never politically united, were centered around the main city of Samarkand. Sogdiana lay north of Bactria, east of Khwarezm, and southeast of Kangju between the Oxus and the Jaxartes, embracing the fertile valley of the Zeravshan. Sogdian territory corresponds to the modern provinces of Samarkand and Bokhara in modern Uzbekistan as well as the Sughd province of modern Tajikistan.

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