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or Bal·qash  (băl-kăsh′, bäl-käsh′, -KHäsh′), Lake
A shallow lake of southeast Kazakhstan. It has saline water in the east and fresh water in the west.
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(Russian balˈxaʃ)
(Placename) Lake Balkhash a salt lake in SE Kazakhstan: fed by the Ili River. Area: about 18 000 sq km (7000 sq miles)
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(bælˈkæʃ, bɑlˈkɑʃ)

a salt lake in SE Kazakhstan. ab. 7115 sq. mi. (18,430 sq. km).
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