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a piece of cloth that is spread on the floor, and on which dishes of food are placed at meal times.
Loanwords from Sogdian into Persian were adopted through the cultural relations and commercial interactions which existed between Iran proper and Transoxiana, the birth place of Sogdian language.
Etienne de la Vaissiere
The people of Sogdiana were the main caravan merchants of Central Asia from the 5th to the 8th century.
É. de La Vaissière
an Iranian-speaking region in Central Asia that stretches from the rivers Āmu Daryā in the south to the Syr Daryā in the north, with its heart in the valleys of the Zarafšān and the Kaška Daryā.
The development and apogee of Sogdian art was limited to four or five centuries before and during the Muslim conquest of Transoxania. Sogdian art of the heartlands flourished in the settled areas of the Zeravshan and Kashkadarya valleys, as well as in Ustrushana (Osrušana), north of the Turkestan mountain range.This Article Has Images/Tables.
Habib Borjian and Evelin Grassi
(1925-2012), Tajik scholar and literary critic. From the late 1980s, in the milieu of glasnost, he cultivated an interest in the theory of modern Tajik culture, and he published copiously on the issues of the history and contemporary conditions of Tajik language, literature, and culture during the independence period after 1991.This Article Has Images/Tables.
(1899-1933), Tajik poet who blended the classical traditions of Tajik-Persian verse with the social themes of the new Soviet Central Asia of the 1920s and early 1930s.
(locally: Sur), township and sub-province in Semnān Province.This Article Has Images/Tables.
Carlo G. Cereti
(1914-1999), a Zoroastrian community leader and author.