Amu DaryaA·mu Dar·ya
river in central Asia rising in the Pamir Mountains & flowing west & northwest into the Aral Sea: c. 1,600 mi (2,575 km)
A river of Central Asia flowing about 2,575 km (1,600 mi) generally northwest from the Pamir Mountains to the southern Aral Sea. In ancient times it figured significantly in the history of Persia and in the campaigns of Alexander the Great.
From Persian آمودریا (Âmu-Daryâ).
- Alternative spelling of Amu Darya.