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This map shows the regions
of the world where Sogdian was once spoken in southern Uzbekistan
and the surrounding area (red circle). Sogdian is a dead language
that possibly descended from Avestan,
and it certainly came from the East Iranian subfamily of languages
descending from the Indo-Iranian branch of Indo-European. It
was probably similar to Khotanese, another dead East Iranian
language. Sogdian was most closely related to Pashto,
and the Iranian Ossetic language of central Caucasia.
|Daniel M. Short originally created this
map and the other Indo-European language charts for his website at http://www.danshort.com/.
I reproduce these images here with the author's permission, but they are
copyrighted by Daniel Short as of 2002. These charts should not be reproduced
or reused without Mr. Short's approval. You may contact him at email@example.com
for more information. These images are not public domain.