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Asia, Central

LC control 85008625
Geographic headingAsia, Central
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Geographic subdivision usageAsia, Central
Variant(s)Central Asia
Soviet Central Asia
West Turkestan
See alsoAsia
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Scope noteHere are entered works on the inland part of Asia, extending from the Caspian Sea in the west to, and including, northwestern China and Mongolia in the east, and from southern Siberia in the north to, and including, northern Iran and Afghanistan in the south, as well as works limited to the republics of former Soviet Central Asia treated collectively.
Found inWork cat.: Chin, S. Seiiki junrei, 1980.
Wikipedia, 17 June 2008 (Tūrān, the ancient Iranian name for Central Asia; In 19th century and early 20th century discourse, now obsolete, it was primarily an ideological term designating Turkic, Ugric languages, Uralic languages, Dravidian people and people more or less indiscriminately, implying a common ancestry and common culture of the various ethnicities in question)