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[haw-tahn] /ˈhɔˈtɑn/
noun, Pinyin.
an oasis in W China, in SW Xinjiang.
the chief city in this oasis.
Also, Hetian, Hotien, Khotan. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for Hotan


an oasis in W China, in the Taklimakan Shamo desert of central Xinjiang, around the seasonal Hotan River
the chief town of this oasis, situated at the foot of the Kunlun Mountains. Pop: 114 000 (2006 est)
Also called Khotan, Hetian
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Encyclopedia Article for 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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