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PREFERRED TERM
Samarqand  
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DEFINITION
  • Samarkand (Tajik: Samarqand Самарқанд; Persian: سمرقند‎ Cyrillic/Russian: Самарканд from Sogdian: "Stone Fort" or "Rock Town"), alternatively Samarqand or Samarcand, traditionally was the second-largest city inUzbekistan and the capital of Samarqand Province. It is now the nation's third largest, after fast-growing Namangan in the Ferghana Valley. The city is most noted for its central position on the Silk Road betweenChina and the West, and for being an Islamic centre for scholarly study. In the 14th century it became the capital of the empire of Timur (Tamerlane) and is the site of his mausoleum (the Gur-e Amir). The Bibi-Khanym Mosque(a modern replica) remains one of the city's most notable landmarks. The Registan was the ancient center of the city. The city has carefully preserved the traditions of ancient crafts: embroidery, gold embroidery, silk weaving, engraving on copper, ceramics, carving and painting on wood.
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  • Samarkand
IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Samarkand

Afrikaans

سمرقند

Arabic

Sarmagant

Aragonese

Սամարղանդ

Armenian

Самаркъанд

Avaric

Səmərqənd

Azerbaijani

Samarkanda

Basque

Горад Самарканд

Belarusian

সমরকন্দ

Bengali

Samarkand

Bosnian

Samarkand

Breton

Самарканд

Bulgarian

Samarcanda

Catalan

Самарканд

Chechen

撒馬爾罕

Chinese

Samarkand

Croatian

Samarkand

Czech

Samarkand

Danish

Samarkand

Dutch

Samarkando

Esperanto

Samarqand

Estonian

Samarkand

Finnish

Samarcande

French

Samarcanda

Galician

სამარყანდი

Georgian

Samarqand

German

Σαμαρκάνδη

Greek

סמרקנד

Hebrew

समरक़न्द

Hindi

Szamarkand

Hungarian

Samarkand

Icelandic

Samarkand

Indonesian

Samarcanda

Italian

サマルカンド

Japanese

Самарқан

Kazakh

사마르칸트

Korean

Самаркан

Kyrgyz

Maracanda

Latin

Samarkanda

Latvian

Samarkandas

Lithuanian

Самарканд

Macedonian

Samarkand

Malay

സമർഖണ്ഡ്

Malayalam

समरकंद

Marathi

Самарканд

Mongolian

Samarkand

Norwegian Bokmål

Samarkand

Norwegian Nynorsk

Samarcanda

Occitan

Самарканд

Ossetic

سمرقند

Pashto

سمرقند

Persian

Samarkanda

Polish

Samarcanda

Portuguese

ਸਮਰਕੰਦ

Punjabi

Samarkand

Romanian

Самарканд

Russian

Самарканд

Serbian

Samarkand

Serbo-Croatian

Samarkand

Slovak

Samarkand

Slovenian

Samarqanda

Somali

Samarcanda

Spanish

Samarkand

Swedish

Самарқанд

Tajik

சமர்கந்து

Tamil

Сәмәрканд

Tatar

ซามาร์คันด์

Thai

Semerkant

Turkish

Samarkand

Turkmen

Самарканд

Ukrainian

سمرقند

Urdu

Semerqend

Uyghur

Samarqand

Uzbek

Samarkand

Vietnamese

Samarcande

Walloon

Samarcand

Welsh

Samarkand

Western Frisian

סאמארקאנד

Yiddish

URI
http://nomisma.org/id/samarqand
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