Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Related to Oxus: Oxus River


river: see Amu DaryaAmu Darya
or Amudarya
, river, c.1,600 mi (2,580 km) long, formed by the junction of the Vakhsh and Pandj rivers, which rise in the Pamir Mts. of central Asia.
..... Click the link for more information.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



the name given the Amu Darya River in Greek, Latin, and medieval Western European sources.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
The last two periods at Shortughai are, in contrast, connected to the local Middle Bronze Age cultures typical of southern Central Asia and to the Steppe region, particularly the Oxus Civilization.
They sent George Hayward a well-known explorer to find the source of the Oxus. He made four attempts between July 1868 to July 1870 to reach Pamirs.
The mission was forced to forge ahead without the money down the frozen Oxus River through snow and biting cold, only to encounter even harsher conditions as they followed the Volga further north.
Furthermore, a number of multinational microfinance banks have established significant activities in the country: Microcred acquired Oxus DRC in 2017 and FINCA grew its asset base by acquiring iFinance in the same year.
The Mughal architecture and the historic city of Lahore have made their mark across the globe and the great English poet John Milton (1607-80) 'known for his grand style in the epic poem' alludes to the Agra and Lahore to emphasize expansive landscape, 'His eyes might there command whatever stood City of old or modern fame, the seat/ Of mightiest empire, from the destined walls / Of Cambalu, seat of Cathian Can,/ And Samarcand by Oxus, Temir's throne, /To Paquin of Sinaen Kings, and thence To Agra and Lahore of Great Mogul...' The grandeur of the Mughal architecture and advancements was well-known across the seven seas and by the time John Milton penned down his paradise lost in 1667.
From 2300-1700 BC, the Margiana region was at the heart of the advanced Oxus civilisation of central Asia.
The Pamirs and the Source of the Oxus. Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society.
Historically, he said, this whole area from Trans-Kazakhstan to Oxus River and onward to Pamir mountains was the gateway for bringing and shaping cultures, religion fervor and trade.
Historically, Jhagra remarked, this whole area, from Kazakhstan to Oxus river, and onward to Pamir mountains, was the gateway for bringing and shaping cultures, religion fervour and trade.