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Amu Darya

[ ah-moo dahr-yuh; Russian uh-mooduh-ryah ]
/ ˈɑ mu ˈdɑr yə; Russian ʌˈmu dʌˈryɑ /
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noun
a river in central Asia, flowing NW from the Pamirs to the Aral Sea. About 1,400 miles (2,250 km) long.
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Also called Oxus.

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Amu Darya
/ (Russian aˈmu darˈja) /

noun
a river in central Asia, rising in the Pamirs and flowing northwest through the Hindu Kush and across Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to its delta in the Aral Sea: forms much of the N border of Afghanistan and is important for irrigation. Length: 2400 km (1500 miles)Ancient name: Oxus
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