gobian

Gobi

[goh-bee]
noun
a desert in E Asia, mostly in Mongolia. About 500,000 sq. mi. (1,295,000 sq. km).
Chinese Shamo.

Gobian, adjective
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Gobi (ˈɡəʊbɪ)
 
n
Chinese name: Shamo a desert in E Asia, mostly in Mongolia and the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region of China: sometimes considered to include all the arid regions east of the Pamirs and north of the plateau of Tibet and the Great Wall of China: one of the largest deserts in the world. Length: about 1600 km (1000 miles). Width: about 1000 km (625 miles). Average height: 900 m (3000 ft)

Gobian (ˈɡəʊbɪən)
 
adj
of or relating to the Gobi desert

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Gobi
desert in central Asia, from Mongolian gobi "desert." Gobi Desert is thus a pleonasm (see Sahara).
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