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Local Literatures: Sogdian
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Buddhist scriptures in Sogdian, an East Middle Iranian language once spoken in Sogdiana, located between the two great rivers of Central Asia, the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya, in what is now Uzbekistan, have been discovered in Dunhuang and Turfan in China. The extant Sogdian texts are mainly trans…

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Yoshida Yutaka, “Local Literatures: Sogdian”, in: Encyclopedia of Buddhism Online, Editor-in-Chief: Consulting Editors: Jonathan A. Silk, Oskar von Hinüber, Vincent Eltschinger. Consulted online on 25 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2467-9666_enbo_COM_0076>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20151231

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