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What were major cities of the ancient Sogdia, or Sogdiana, region?

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What were major cities of the ancient Sogdia, or Sogdiana, region?
posted Sep 20 by Maninder Bath

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Samarkand and Bokhara
The Sogdian states were in the region known now as western Turkestan, present-day Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Sogdia was recognised as an entity from at least the 6th century BCE until about the 11th century CE. Its language became a lingua franca across the Silk Road, and the Sogdian alphabet inspired alphabets of cultures living to the east of the area.

answer Sep 21 by Anuradha Tabyal
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