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A•mu Dar•ya  mo̅o̅ däryə; Russ. u mo̅o̅ du r), 
  • Place Namesa river in central Asia, flowing NW from the Pamirs to the Aral Sea. ab. 1400 mi. (2250 km) long. Also called Oxus. 

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    Amu Darya /Russian: aˈmu darˈja/ n
    1. 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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