Khiva

geographical name

Khi·​va ˈkē-və How to pronounce Khiva (audio)
1
oasis in Uzbekistan west of the lower Amu Dar'ya
2
or Khwarazm former khanate of central Asia including Khiva Oasis
3
or Khiwa town in the Khiva Oasis population 41,300

Note: The town of Khiva was the capital of the khanate of Khiva.

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“Khiva.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Khiva. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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