[kee-vuh; Russian khyi-vah]
- a former Asian khanate along the Amu Darya River, S of the Aral Sea: now divided between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
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Examples from the Web for khiva
Notwithstanding this positive declaration, Khiva was annexed on the 10th of June, 1873.The Story of Russia
R. Van Bergen, M.A.
So when I got the big Khiva I felt that some new tactics must be adopted.The Van Dwellers
Albert Bigelow Paine
It was the 27th of January, and he had determined to spend only one more day in Khiva.Some Heroes of Travel
W. H. Davenport Adams
Free in this quarter, they directed their thoughts once more to Khiva.
Russia established relations with Khiva in the 17th century.
- a former khanate of W Asia, on the Amu Darya River: divided between the former Uzbek and Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republics in 1924
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