Definition of Samarkand in English:

Samarkand

(also Samarqand)

proper noun

  • A city in eastern Uzbekistan; population 312,900 (est. 2007). One of the oldest cities in Asia, it was founded in the 3rd or 4th millennium BC. It was a prosperous center on the Silk Road and, in the 14th century, became the capital of Tamerlane's Mongol empire.

Pronunciation:

Samarkand

/səmərˈkänt//ˈsamərˌkand/