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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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According to Syed Wiqar Ali Shah Kaka Khel, Mian Akbar Shah (1899-1990), an active member of the Anjuman, and former student of Islamia College, Peshawar, who had gone as far as Soviet Union in connection with the liberation of motherland, proposed the formation of a youth league on the pattern of the Young Turks, Young Bukharan,Young Khivans, Young Afghans and other similar organizations outside India.
"The Decembrists of Asia, the Young Bukharans and the Young Khivans, have learnt nothing from history," wrote a commentator in Tashkent in August 1919.
A small party known as the Young Khivans, modernist in its outlook, now appealed to the Soviet Government, and in January 1920 a small Red Army force of some 800 quickly drove Junayd Khan and his forces into the Karakum desert.