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Definition of the adjective Sogdian

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  1. of or relating to Sogdiana

Definition of the noun Sogdian

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noun - plural: Sogdians

  1. A native of Sogdiana

proper noun

  1. An extinct Middle Iranian language spoken around Sogdiana.


Sogdian a.k.a. The Sogdian language was an Eastern Iranian language spoken in the Central Asian region of Sogdiana, located in modern-day Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Sogdian is one of the most important Middle Iranian languages, along with Bactrian, Khotanese Saka, Middle Persian and Parthian. It possesses a large literary corpus. The language is usually assigned to a Northeastern group of the Iranian languages, although this is an areal rather than genetic group. No direct evidence of an earlier version of the language has been found, although mention of the area in the Old Persian inscriptions means that a separate and recognisable Sogdiana existed at least since the Achaemenid era.

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Google previewBlind Spot (2014)

How Neoliberalism Infiltrated Global Health by Salmaan Keshavjee, Paul Farmer

Sogdian is a Middle Iranian language. 2. In fact, as Bliss (2006) points out, to this day in parts of Badakhshan local rulers cite Alexander in matters of ideology and claim descent from him (55). After Alexander, the region fell under the control of ...

Google previewThe Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5 (2010)

Revised Full-Color Edition by Merrill C. Tenney

Sogdian. Sogdian was ...

Google previewThe Persian Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2016)

A Historical Encyclopedia by Mehrdad Kia

These included Parthian, which was closely related to Middle Persian, as well as Bactrian, Chorasmian, Sogdian, and Old Ossetic (Scytho-Sarmatian). Parthian was spoken in the region east and southeast of the Caspian Sea. Bactrian was ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Linguistics (2013)

by Philipp Strazny

Among the languages surviving in written records that fall within this period are Parthian, Middle Persian, Khwarazmian, Sogdian, and Saka. New Iranian The new Iranian languages are those languages used in the region after the emergence ...

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Small photo of Silhouette of Burana Tower at Balasagun was an 9th century ancient Sogdian city, Chuy Valley, Tokmok region, northern Kyrgyzstan. More...

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