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Yeti Su
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, in mediaeval Turkish “[the land of] the seven rivers”, rendered in recent times by Russian scholars as Semirečʾe, a region of Central Asia.

It comprised essentially the lands north of Transoxania [see mā warāʾ al-nahr ] which stretched from the basin of the I̊ssi̊k-Kol [q.v.] lake northwards to Lake Balk̲h̲as̲h̲ [q.v.], and it derived its name from the numerous rivers draining it, such as the Ču [q.v.], which peters out in the desert to the northeast of the middle Si̊r Daryā [q.v.], and several rivers flowing into Lake Balk̲h̲as̲h̲ such as the Ili [q.v.], which rises in Dzungaria and f…

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Bosworth, C.E., “Yeti Su”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 06 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8019>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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