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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

After its defeat in Afghanistan, Moscow wanted Dostum controlling the amu Darya.
The Warlord Who Defines Afghanistan: An Excerpt From Bruce Riedel’s ’What We Won’ Bruce Riedel July 26, 2014

Historical Examples

On the banks of the amu there are Turkomans who work the ferries, drive sheep and accompany caravans.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 5 Various

Hissar is traversed from north to south by four tributaries of the amu, viz.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 5 Various

In the low country I had done better, and many an amu and Schasu woman had gladly come to my tent.
Uarda, Complete Georg Ebers

The women are dressed in the lively fashion of the amu tribe, to which the family belongs.
Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd

Gold is found in great plenty, yet both here and in Cangigu and amu, they use the cowrie shells which are brought from India.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. I Robert Kerr

Thou shalt not die in a strange land, nor be buried by the amu; thou shalt not be put in a sheepskin, thou shalt be well regarded.
Library of the World’s Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 13 Various

One would think that the whole Afghan nation was meditating a descent on the amu Daria.
The Half-Hearted John Buchan

Ulkun, more correctly Ulken, is consequently identical with my amu Derya.
Sketches of Central Asia (1868) Arminius Vmbry

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Arab Maghreb Union

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