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Hotan

/ˈhəʊˈtæn/
noun
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)
Also called Khotan, Hetian

Hotien

/ˈhəʊˈtjɛn/
noun
1.
a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Hotan
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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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