Amu Darya

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A·mu Dar·ya

 (ä′mo͞o där′yə, ə-mo͞o′ dŭr-yä′) Formerly Ox·us (ŏk′səs)
A river of Central Asia flowing about 2,575 km (1,600 mi) generally northwest from the Pamir Mountains to the southern Aral Sea. In ancient times it figured significantly in the history of Persia and in the campaigns of Alexander the Great.
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Amu Darya

(Russian aˈmu darˈja)
n
(Placename) 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
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A•mu Dar•ya

(ˈɑ mu ˈdɑr yə)
n.
a river in central Asia, flowing NW from the Pamirs to the Aral Sea. ab. 1400 mi. (2250 km) long. Also called Oxus.
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It is watered by Pamir River emanating out of Zorkul Lake.
Wakhan is an ancient pass leading to China form Eshkashem along Panj and Pamir Rivers; which had been used as an ancient route from west to link with Silk Route via China since the Marco Polo's time.
We are on our way downhill, travelling the rough road that leads out of the High Pamirs along the Wakhan and Pamir Rivers. Eventually they will join to form the Panj River which flows the length of the border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan, becoming in the process the legendary Oxus River which, with its sister river the Jaxartes, will flow 1,400 kilometres west into the Aral Sea.