Khiva

[ kee-vuh; Russian khyi-vah ]
/ ˈki və; Russian xyɪˈvɑ /

noun

a former Asian khanate along the Amu Darya River, S of the Aral Sea: now divided between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

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Khiva
/ (Russian xiˈva) /

noun

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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