Talk:Sogdia

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No Persian in lead[edit]

WP:LEDE#Foreign language allows for one "closely associated" language. Modern Persian in the Arabic script is not such a language here; the Soghdians had their only languages and scripts (whose modern-day closely descendant is Yaghnobi, now written in Cyrillic) and the modern-day territories speak Turkic and Iranic languages, and Perso-Arabic script is not used at all in this region (except maybe a tiny sliver of Afghanistan). There is no case for modern Persian being the most closely associated. Even if you think historical primary sources is a valid argument, there's at least as strong a case for Chinese here as Persian. ʙʌsʌwʌʟʌ тʌʟк 18:19, 17 March 2017 (UTC)