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Sociolinguistic Characteristics of Toponymy of Samarkand Region

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In this article, the lexical-semantic, nominative-motivational features of the toponymy of the Samarkand region, the historical formation, and the roots of formation are sociolinguistically researched. Also, the article talks about the ethnogenesis of some toponyms in the region and the social, political, and historical processes that influenced it. Toponyms from the Sugdian, Turkic, Arabic, Persian, Mongolian, and Russian languages are analyzed.


place name
proper names
ethnic oikonyms


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Joraboyeva, G. ., & Asrayeva, D. . (2023). Sociolinguistic Characteristics of Toponymy of Samarkand Region. Pindus Journal of Culture, Literature, and ELT, 3(1), 39–43. Retrieved from https://literature.academicjournal.io/index.php/literature/article/view/594
  • Submitted
    24 January 2023
  • Revised
    24 January 2023
  • Published
    24 January 2023