Meaning of Sogdiana

Sog•di•a•na

Pronunciation: (sog"dē-ā'nu, -an'u), [key]
— n.
  1. a province of the ancient Persian Empire between the Oxus and Jaxartes rivers: now in Uzbekistan. Cap.: Samarkand.
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