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Hotan

[haw-tahn]
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noun Pinyin.
  1. an oasis in W China, in SW Xinjiang.
  2. the chief city in this oasis.
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  • Hotan oun ti sma kata mden exallatttai tn proparchontn, hsychazein auto phamen; ei d' existaito p, kat' ekeino kineisthai.

    On the Natural Faculties

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British Dictionary definitions for hotan

Hotan

Hotien or Ho-t'ien (ˈhəʊˈtjɛn)

noun
  1. an oasis in W China, in the Taklimakan Shamo desert of central Xinjiang, around the seasonal Hotan River
  2. the chief town of this oasis, situated at the foot of the Kunlun Mountains. Pop: 114 000 (2006 est)
Also called: Khotan, Hetian
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