|Hotan, Hotien or Ho-t'ien (ˈhəʊˈtæn, ˈhəʊˈtjɛn)|
|1.||an oasis in W China, in the Taklimakan Shamo desert of central Xinjiang, around the seasonal Hotan River|
|2.||the chief town of this oasis, situated at the foot of the Kunlun Mountains. Pop: 114 000 (2006 est)|
|Hotien, Hotien or Ho-t'ien|
|Ho-t'ien, Hotien or Ho-t'ien|
oasis town, southwestern Uygur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang, far western China. Hotan forms a county-level city and is the administrative centre of the Hotan prefecture (diqu), which administers a string of counties based on the oases along the southern edge of the Takla Makan Desert.
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