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Bukhara or Bokhara (bʊˈxɑːrə Pronunciation for )



  1. a city in S Uzbekistan. Pop: 299 000 (2005 est)
  2. 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

Example Sentences Including 'Bukhara'

After that, it's a roll call of must-see central Asian historical and architectural wonders: Khiva, Bukhara , Samarkand.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Enver Pasha was killed leading a revolt, near Bukhara , pursuing the Pan-Turkist cause.
Marsden, Philip The Crossing-Place
In the latest violence Thursday, police said a woman detonated the bomb in a two-storey apartment building in the central Bukhara region.
canada.com (2004)
On Sunday night, a blast at a suspected bomb-making hideout killed 10 people in the historic city of Bukhara.
New Zealand Herald (2004)
THE CLASSIC itinerary of Uzbekistan's Silk Road cities would include Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
The cities of Tashkent, Samarkand, and Bukhara were covered.
Aldiss, Brian Somewhere East of Life
The first brand to roll out will be Dal Bukhara , synonymous with the eatery.
Business Today (2000)


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