Amu Darya (Russian aˈmu darˈja)
- 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
Example Sentences Including 'Amu Darya'
On the banks of the Amu Darya river, we lift his coffin on to the ferry barge.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
The nearest border was at Hairaton, ninety miles to the north, where the Amu Darya river marks the southern edge of Uzbekistan.
KANDAHAR COCKNEY: A Tale of Two Worlds (2004)
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