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Go•bi  (gōbē), 
  1. Place Namesa desert in E Asia, mostly in Mongolia. ab. 500,000 sq. mi. (1,295,000 sq. km). Chinese,Shamo. 
Gobi•an, adj. 

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Gobi /ˈɡəʊbɪ/ n
  1. a desert in E Asia, mostly in Mongolia and the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region of China: sometimes considered to include all the arid regions east of the Pamirs and north of the plateau of Tibet and the Great Wall of China: one of the largest deserts in the world. Length: about 1600 km (1000 miles). Width: about 1000 km (625 miles). Average height: 900 m (3000 ft)
    Chinese name: Shamo

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