Hotan

Hotan

[haw-tahn]
noun Pinyin.
1.
an oasis in W China, in SW Xinjiang.
2.
the chief city in this oasis.
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Hotan, Hotien or Ho-t'ien (ˈhəʊˈtæn, ˈhəʊˈtjɛn)
 
n
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
 
n
 
Ho-t'ien, Hotien or Ho-t'ien
 
n

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hotan

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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