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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Category: Geography (places)
The Amu Darya river.
Origin: From Ὦξος.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
or Amu-daria, a great river of Central Asia, rises in the Pamirs, and flows W. between Turkestan and Afghanistan, then N. through Turkestan to the Sea of Aral; it is believed at one time to have flowed into the Caspian, and there is record of two changes of course; half its waters are absorbed in irrigating the plains of Khiva.
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