- a member of a people that lived in Sogdiana
- the extinct Iranian language of this people
See Sogdian in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Of or relating to an ancient Iranian people whose homeland was in the area around Samarqand and who had established settlements throughout Chinese Turkistan before the advent of Islam. noun
- A member of this people.
- The extinct Middle Iranian language of this people, known chiefly from texts and inscriptions dating from the second to the ninth centuries A.D.
Origin: Latin Sogdiānus
Origin: , from Greek Sogdoi, Sogdians
Origin: , from Old Persian Sug(u)da-