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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
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(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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I, Allan Quatermain, of Durban, Natal, Gentleman, make oath and say-- That's how I headed my deposition before the magistrate about poor Khiva's and Ventvogel's sad deaths; but somehow it doesn't seem quite the right way to begin a book.
"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.' I didn't understand much of the first then; but I remember I preferred the soldier to the philosopher at the time; a preference which life has only confirmed.
'In this regard, the history, present and future of the ancient cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva in Uzbekistan are illustrative examples.
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The delegation of Turkey led by Bilal Erdogan, President of the World Ethnosport Confederation, son of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, visited Khiva, Khorezm region, where the International Archery and National Games Festival will be held, the State Tourism Committee said.
It allows visitors to view 3D-pictures of the sights of Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva using special equipment.
Now's the time to add in ancient Khiva for more mosques and museums, if you don't have Silk Road fatigue by now.
The story of the film revolves around the investigation of a young researcher on the mysterious death of the Great Prime Minister Islam Khuja, who served as the last Khiva Khan (King).
death of the Great leader Islam Khuja, who served as the last Khiva Khan (King).
'We have been serving barbeque for many years now, and we hired a special cook from Afghanistan so we could provide the authentic taste of food from across the border,' Sajjad Khan from Khiva Restaurant said.