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Aral Sea

[ar-uh l; Russian uh-rahl] /ˈær əl; Russian ʌˈrɑl/
an inland sea between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, E of the Caspian Sea. 26,166 sq. mi. (67,770 sq. km).
Also called Lake Aral.
Russian Aralskoye More
[uh-rahl-skuh-yuh maw-ryuh] /ʌˈrɑl skə yə ˈmɔ ryə/ (Show IPA)
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Aral Sea

a lake in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, east of the Caspian Sea, formerly the fourth largest lake in the world: shallow and saline, now badly polluted; use of its source waters for irrigation led to a loss of over 50% of its area between 1967 and 1997, after which the reduction began to be slowed. Area originally (to 1960) about 68 000 sq km (26 400 sq miles); water area reduced by 2004 to about 17 158 sq km (6625 sq miles) and the lake divided into sections Also called Lake Aral
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