a former state in SW Asia: now incorporated into Uzbekistan.
a city in SW Uzbekistan, W of Samarkand.
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Chambers’s Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art Various
Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales Leo Tolstoy
The Secret of the Totem Andrew Lang
The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
Sketches of Central Asia (1868) Arminius Vmbry
King–of the Khyber Rifles Talbot Mundy
From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
Influences of Geographic Environment Ellen Churchill Semple

a city in S Uzbekistan. Pop: 299 000 (2005 est)
a former emirate of central Asia: a powerful kingdom and centre of Islam; became a territory of the Soviet Union (1920) and was divided between the former Uzbek, Tajik, and Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republics

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