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Aswan

[as-wahn; Arabic ahs-wahn] /ˈæs wɑn; Arabic ɑsˈwɑn/
noun
1.
Ancient Syene. a city in SE Egypt, on the Nile.
2.
a dam near this city, extending across the Nile. 6400 feet (1950 meters) long.
Also, Aswân, Assuan, Assouan.
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Aswan

/ɑːsˈwɑːn/
noun
1.
an ancient town in SE Egypt, on the Nile, just below the First Cataract. Pop: 249 000 (2005 est) Ancient name Syene
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