Khiva

/ˈkivə/ (say 'keevuh)

noun
a former Asian khanate along the Amu Darya River, south of the Aral Sea; now divided between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Khiva — [kē′və] former khanate in central Asia …   English World dictionary

  • Khiva — 41°22′42″N 60°21′50″E / 41.37833, 60.36389 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Khiva — Infobox Settlement official name = Khiva native name = imagesize = 300px image caption = Walls of Itchan Kala image map caption = pushpin pushpin label position =bottom pushpin mapsize = 300 pushpin map caption =Location in Uzbekistan subdivision …   Wikipedia

  • Khiva — /kee veuh/; Russ. /khyi vah /, n. a former Asian khanate along the Amu Darya River, S of the Aral Sea: now divided between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. * * * ▪ Uzbekistan also spelled  Chiwa,  Chiva,  or  Jiva,    city, south central Uzbekistan.… …   Universalium

  • Khiva — Chiwa usb.: Xiva (Хива) Kalta Minor in der Altstadt von Xiva …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Khiva — geographical name 1. (or Khorezm) oasis Uzbekistan on the lower Amu Dar ya 2. (or Khwarazm) former khanate central Asia including Khiva oasis 3. town in the oasis, capital of the khanate population 41,300 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Khiva — /kee veuh/; Russ. /khyi vah /, n. a former Asian khanate along the Amu Darya River, S of the Aral Sea: now divided between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. * * * khiva var. kiva …   Useful english dictionary

  • KHIVA —    1) (500), a Turkestan province or khanate in Central Asia, S. of the Sea of Aral; is under Russian protection since 1873; a sandy desert with many oases, and in some parts well irrigated from the Oxus; it produces wheat, rice, cotton, and… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Khiva — Khi•va [[t]ˈki və[/t]] n. geg why a former Asian khanate on the Amu Darya River, S of the Aral Sea: now divided between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan …   From formal English to slang

  • Khiva Rugs — Fine, all wool rugs of small size, made in Turkestan, the short close pile being tied in Senna knot. Designs are octagonal figures or the prayer rug pattern, in rich reds, blue, ivory, etc., and a little green. They are made by the Nomad women… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

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