[ haw-tahn ]
/ ˈhɔˈtɑn /

noun Pinyin.

an oasis in W China, in SW Xinjiang.
the chief city in this oasis. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for hotan

  • Hotan oun ti sma kata mden exallatttai tn proparchontn, hsychazein auto phamen; ei d' existaito p, kat' ekeino kineisthai.

British Dictionary definitions for hotan


Hotien or Ho-t'ien (ˈhəʊˈtjɛn)

/ (ˈhəʊˈtæn) /


an oasis in W China, in the Taklimakan Shamo desert of central Xinjiang, around the seasonal Hotan River
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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