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Lop Nur

[ lawp-noor ]
/ ˈlɔp ˈnʊər /
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noun
a series of salt lakes and marshes in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, in northwestern China: nuclear test site.
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Also Lop Nor [lawp-nawr]. /ˈlɔp ˈnɔr/.

Origin of Lop Nur

First recorded in 1895–1900; from Mongolian: literally, “Lop Lake” (Lop being a toponym of unknown origin), or from Uyghur Lop Nur “Bright Lake”
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