Definition of Uzbekistan in English:

Uzbekistan

Line breaks: Uz¦beki|stan
Pronunciation: /ʊzˌbɛkɪˈstɑːn
 
, ʌz-, -ˈstan/
  • An independent republic in central Asia, lying south and south-east of the Aral Sea; population 27,606,000 (est. 2009); official language, Uzbek; capital, Tashkent.

Uzbekistan was formerly a constituent republic of the USSR (established in 1924). It became independent within the Commonwealth of Independent States on the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991

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