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Kara Kum

or Qa·ra Qum

[kar-uh koom, koo m, kahr-uh]
  1. a desert S of the Aral Sea, largely in Turkmenistan. About 110,000 sq. mi. (284,900 sq. km).
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Historical Examples

  • The population of the Kara-kum, consisting of nomad Kirghiz and Turkomans, is very small.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6


  • In character they resemble those of the neighbouring Kara-kum desert (see Kara-kum).

British Dictionary definitions for kara kum

Kara Kum

  1. a desert in Turkmenistan, covering most of the country: extensive areas now irrigated. Area: about 300 000 sq km (120 000 sq miles)
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