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Hotan

[ haw-tahn ]
/ ˈhɔˈtɑn /
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noun Pinyin.

an oasis in western China, in southwestern Xinjiang.
the chief city in this oasis.

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Also (Pinyin) He·tian [hœ-tyahn], /ˈhœˈtyɑn/, (Wade-Giles) Ho·tien [hoh-tyen], /ˈhoʊˈtyɛn/, (Older Spelling) Kho·tan [khoh-tahn, koh-] /ˈxoʊˈtɑn, koʊ-/ .
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  • Hotan oun ti sma kata mden exallatttai tn proparchontn, hsychazein auto phamen; ei d' existaito p, kat' ekeino kineisthai.

British Dictionary definitions for Hotan

Hotan

Hotien or Ho-t'ien (ˈhəʊˈtjɛn)

/ (ˈhəʊˈtæn) /

noun

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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