Khiva

geographical name
Khi·​va | \ ˈkē-və How to pronounce Khiva (audio) \

Definition of Khiva

1 oasis in Uzbekistan west of the lower Amu Dar'ya
2 or Khwarazm \ kwə-​ˈra-​zəm How to pronounce Khwarazm (audio) , kwä-​ \ former khanate of central Asia including Khiva Oasis
3 or Khiwa \ ˈkē-​və How to pronounce Khiwa (audio) \ 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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