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The Nuttall Encyclopedia [1]

A wide region in Central Asia, divided by the Pamir plateau into sections:

hich embraces Russian Turkestan (3,342), the Khanates Of Khiva ( q. v .) and Bokhara ( q. v .), and Afghan Turkestan.

ormerly called Chinese Tartary; unproductive in many parts, and but sparsely populated; produces some gold, and a considerable quantity of silk, besides linens and cottons.