- 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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Bu•kha•ra (bŏŏ kär′ə, bo̅o̅-; Russ. bo̅o̅ кнä′rə),USA pronunciation n.
- Place Namesa former state in SW Asia: now incorporated into Uzbekistan.
- Place Namesa city in SW Uzbekistan, W of Samarkand. 185,000.
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Bukhara, Bokhara /bʊˈxɑːrə/ n
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