Amu darya



a river in central Asia, flowing NW from the Pamirs to the Aral Sea. About 1400 miles (2250 km) long.
Contemporary Examples

To the north, Jowzjan borders on the Amu Darya River and Turkmenistan, a former part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
The Warlord Who Defines Afghanistan: An Excerpt From Bruce Riedel’s ’What We Won’ Bruce Riedel July 26, 2014

noun
a river in central Asia, rising in the Pamirs and flowing northwest through the Hindu Kush and across Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to its delta in the Aral Sea: forms much of the N border of Afghanistan and is important for irrigation. Length: 2400 km (1500 miles) Ancient name Oxus

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