Coordinates: 40°24′N 69°24′E / 40.4°N 69.4°E / 40.4; 69.4
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Sogdian: soɣd
6th century BC to 11th century AD
Sogdiana, c. 300 BC, then under the Seleucid Empire, one of the successor states to the empire created by Alexander the Great
Sogdiana, c. 300 BC, then under the Seleucid Empire, one of the successor states to the empire created by Alexander the Great
CapitalSamarkand, Bukhara, Khujand, Kesh
LanguagesSogdian language
Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism, Buddhism, Islam, Nestorian Christianity[1]
CurrencyImitations of Sassanian coins and Chinese cash coins as well as "hybrids" of both.[2][3]

Sogdia (/ˈsɒɡdiə/) or Sogdiana was an ancient Iranian civilization in present-day Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan.

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  1. Jacques Gernet (31 May 1996). A History of Chinese Civilization. Cambridge University Press. pp. 286–. ISBN 978-0-521-49781-7.
  2. "Soghdian Kai Yuans (lectured at the Dutch 1994-ONS meeting)". T.D. Yih and J. de Kreek (hosted on the Chinese Coinage Website). 1994. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  3. "Samarqand's Cast Coinage of the Early 7th–Mid-8th Centuries AD: Assessment based on Chinese sources and numismatic evidence". Andrew Reinhard (Pocket Change – The blog of the American Numismatic Society). 12 August 2016. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2018.

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