- a river in NW China, in Xinjiang Uygur region. About 1300 miles (2090 km) long.
Also called Tarim He [huh] /hʌ/.
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In its northern part a river called the Tarim flows from west to east.From Pole to Pole
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In spring they return 168 to the Tarim lakes, and follow exactly the same course as in autumn, and so on from year to year.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 1 (of 2)
The water of the whole area discharges through the many branched Tarim river into Lake Lobnor.
Tarim, in watery metaphor, is not so much a basin as a pool in a tidal river flowing alternately to and from the sea.
But Buddhism was not extinguished and lingered here longer than in other parts of the Tarim basin.
- a river in NW China, in Xinjiang: flows east along the N edge of the Taklimakan Shama desert, dividing repeatedly and forming lakes among the dunes, finally disappearing in the Lop Nor depression; the chief river of Xinjiang; drains the great Tarim Basin between the Tian Shan and Kunlun mountain systems of central Asia, an area of about 906 500 sq km (350 000 sq miles). Length: 2190 km (1360 miles)