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see Syr DaryaSyr Darya
or Syrdarya
, ancient Jaxartes or Yaxartes, Pers. Sihun, river, c.1,380 mi (2,220 km) long, flowing through Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan.
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, river.
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Si no tiene nada que decirnos, excepto que un barbaro sucedio a otro barbaro en las orillas del Oxus o Jaxartes, que importancia tiene para nosotros?
A few mighty rivers - the Nile in Egypt, the Tigris and Euphrates in Iraq, the Oxus (Amu Darya) and Jaxartes (Syr Darya) in Central Asia - bring huge amounts of water from distant snowcapped mountains and tropical forests.
The trigger for its inspiration was Leopardi's reading of an article in the Journal des savants about Georges de Meyendorff's diary of his travels in central Asia, the full title of which was Voyage d'Orenbourg (once renamed Tchkalov but now called Orenbourg once more) a Boukhara; fait en 1820, a travers les steppes qui s'etendent a l'est de la mer d'Aral et au-dela de l'ancien Jaxartes (Paris, 1826).
He had in mind the conquest of the Pontic-Caspian steppes from the Danube to the river Jaxartes.
Other present and future water conflicts involve Turkey, Syria, and Iraq over the Tigris and Euphrates; Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Palestine over water from the Jordan River and the aquifers under the Golan Heights; India and Bangladesh, over the Ganges and Brahmaputra; China, Indochina, and Thailand, over the Mekong; Kyrghyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan over the Oxus and Jaxartes rivers; and Ethiopia, Sudan, and at least six East African countries, including Egypt, which share the Nile.