Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A country of west-central Asia. Settled in ancient times, it was conquered by Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, and Tamerlane and finally overrun by Uzbek peoples in the early 16th century. Russia conquered the area in the 19th century. Split into various administrative territories after 1917, it was consolidated as a constituent republic of the USSR in 1924. Uzbekistan declared its independence in 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Tashkent is the capital and the largest city. Population: 27,800,000.

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  • proper n. Country in Central Asia. Official name: Republic of Uzbekistan.

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  • n. a landlocked republic in west central Asia; formerly an Asian soviet

Etymologies

Uncertain; possibly from Turkic uz ("self") + Sogdian bek ("master"). The suffix is known to be from Persian ستان (stān, "-stan"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Confidential British memos show how information procured by torture in Uzbekistan is being used by US and UK, in violation of international law by on

    12/30/2005

  • I am so doubly landlocked in Uzbekistan it seems unimaginable, and the one significant body of water in Uzbekistan is actually shrinking (google “Aral Sea”)!

    Wanderlustress:

  • Since most NGO activity in Uzbekistan is somehow or another funded by USAID, they, too, are observing this holiday.

    Transiting In Tashkent

  • Dushanbe, to demand an end to what they call Uzbekistan's ongoing economic blockade of

    Spero News

  • DUSHANBE -- More than 20 journalists protested today outside the Uzbek Embassy in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, to demand an end to what they call Uzbekistan's ongoing economic blockade of Tajikistan, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports.

    Spero News

  • Many times in Uzbekistan I have been in a strange village and in trouble–a flat tire, made a wrong turn–and simply knocked on someone's door.

    A Conversation with Tom Bissell

  • And Uzbekistan is changing so much so fast that each time I go back I feel like I am watching someone grow up.

    A Conversation with Tom Bissell

  • My experience in Uzbekistan, then, was extremely haunting for me personally, and

    A Conversation with Tom Bissell

  • That said, I have never really experienced much anti-Americanism in Uzbekistan at all, though once I was asked why Ronald Reagan wanted to start World War III, which is how the Soviets disingenuously portrayed him to the Soviet people.

    A Conversation with Tom Bissell

  • There are tensions in Uzbekistan, as there are tensions in

    A Conversation with Tom Bissell

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