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Opinions diverge with regard to the etymology of the name ‘Bukhārā’: some scholars hold that the word is derived from the Soghdian Bukhārak, from which came the Old Turkic buqaraq (la…

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Enayatollah Reza, Stephen Hirtenstein and Translated by Suheyl Umar, “Bukhārā”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 08 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_05000021>
First published online: 2021

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