Lesson 5: Uzbekistan

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This week in class All Around This World ventures to Uzbekistan, one of the world’s only two “doubly landlocked” countries, and an essential stop on the storied Silk Road.


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OVERVIEW: For its several thousand years of recorded history Uzbekistan has both benefited from, and been the victim of, its location at central Asia’s crossroads . . .

MUSIC: As a landlocked Central Asian nation that was also a hub of Silk Road travel, Uzbek music developed deeplocal traditions but has also remained open to outside influence . . .

LANGUAGE: Most people in Uzbekistan speak Uzbek, though some Tajiks in Bukhara and Samarqand speak the Tajik language . . .

IMAGES: There are a lot of images of buildings in Flickr’s Uzbekistan slide show — mainly pictures of mosques, and minarets, and arches and large, mosaic-adormed domes . . .

UZBEK DANCING: Uzbek folk dance, which most publicly takes place at festive life-cycle events like a marriage, is a gender-segregated affair — women dance together, as do men . . .

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