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See also: uigur
- Alternative form of
- 1961, Hsiao Ying, Sung Cheng-hou, and others, SELECTIONS FROM JEN-MIN JIH-PAO, PEIPING, ON GEOLOGY, EXPLORATION, WEATHER FORECASTING, AND CARTOGRAPHY, United States Joint Publications Research Office, page 10:
- After eight days of marching, we reached the delta area of the Keria River. There was no water. Before our eyes stretched the bone-dry river bed, nearly one thousand meters wide. In the evening we saw before us a vast stretch of greenish and black hills. We ran toward them but the hills disappeared; instead we found an enormous forestation. In the depth of the forest we found a small village with a dozen or so families. An old man of the Uigur tribe welcomed us. It was then we found out that we had already arrived at the heart of this great desert, the T'ung-ku-pa-ssu-t'ai [sic].
- The southwestern section of Sinkiang, corresponding to the western half of the Tarim basin, contains the great oases of Aksu, Kashgar, Yarkand, and Khotan, as well as the bulk of the region's Uigur population.