Bukhara or Bokhara (bʊˈxɑːrə
- 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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