Yarkant

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From Uyghur يەكەن(yeken).

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Yarkant

  1. A county of Kashgar prefecture, Xinjiang, China.
    • 1999, Explorers[1], volume 3, →ISBN, page 73:
      Kishen Singh headed north again in 1873, when he and Nain Singh accompanied British diplomats to the city of Yarkant (now in the Chinese region of Xinjiang Uyghur). The following year, he explored the area south of Yarkant and ventured into the rugged Pamir Mountains of Afghanistan. His greatest achievements, however, was yet to come.

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