Inspired by this question.
Why do the Bucharian communities use Nusach Sfard, the Hasidic nusach? Shouldn't they use a variation of the Mizrahi nusach, or perhaps some variation on Nusach Ashkenaz?
Surely, they must have used a different nusach before the founding of the Hasidic Movement in the late Eighteenth Century - what nusach did they use before?
Why do Bucharian communities use Nusach Sfard today, and what did they use before?
Perhaps I am grossly misunderstanding and DanF meant to say "Nusach Sepharad" and Bucharians do not use the Hasidic nusach at all.