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Bukhara or Bokhara (bʊˈxɑːrə )



  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


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