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(Russian xiˈva)
(Placename) a former khanate of W Asia, on the Amu Darya River: divided between the former Uzbek and Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republics in 1924


(ˈki və)

a former Asian khanate on the Amu Darya River, S of the Aral Sea: now divided between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
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It means, to my thinking," said Levin, who was beginning to get warm, "that among eighty millions of people there can always be found not hundreds, as now, but tens of thousands of people who have lost caste, ne'er-do-wells, who are always ready to go anywhere--to Pogatchev's bands, to Khiva, to Serbia.
She overhauled my outfit for me, and meantime I read for the first time 'Sartor Resartus' and Burnaby's 'Ride to Khiva.
Far away from Bokhara, and its only major rival in the region, the great Silk Road, medieval city of Khiva is crammed with madressahs and mosques though most are now defunct.
Uzbekistan is highly exposed to earthquakes and floods, therefore disaster risk management and resilience are critical to ensuring the preservation of its historic cities, such as Khiva or Samarkand.
The farms of Khasavyurt (more than 28 thousand tons), Derbent (almost 17,8 thousand tons) and Khiva (more than 17 thousand tons) are leading.
The multicultural architecture of Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva demonstrate the ancient and varied nature of the country's historical heritage.
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I made it a point to visit every ancient city along the way, and I got to see places like Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkhand, Istanbul, Safranbolu, Mount Nemrut and Erzurum, just to name a few.
At the time, it was the height of summer when she and a friend visited Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand in Uzbekistan.
This illustrated talk promises tales of spies, political prisoners and camel trains loaded with exotic merchandise, alongside personal insights into the ill-fated Aral Sea and ancient cities such as Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva.
No matter; the important thing was to do what we could to get our people to Khiva or Ryazan.
Explorations in the Social History of Modern Central Asia (19th-Early 20th Century) (Leiden: Brill, 2013); Beatrice Penati, "The Cotton Boom and the Land Tax in Russian Turkestan (1880s-1915)," Kritika 14, 4 (2013): 741-74; Shioya Akifumi, Chuo Ajia kangai shijosetsu: Rauzan unga to Hiva Han koku no kobo (Introduction to the Irrigation History of Central Asia: The Lawzan Canal and the Rise and Fall of the Khiva Khanate) (Tokyo: Fukyosha, 2014); Ekaterina Pravilova, "The Property of Empire: Islamic Law and Russian Agrarian Policy in Transcaucasia and Turkestan," Kritika 12, 2 (2011): 353-86.