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Oasis in the Libyan part of the Sahara
Oasis in the Libyan part of the Sahara
The Huacachina oasis in Ica, Peru
Oasis in the Libyan part of the Sahara
Oasis in the Libyan part of the Sahara

In geography, an oasis (plural: oases) is an isolated area of vegetation in a desert, typically surrounding a spring or similar water source.Oases also provide habitat for animals and even humans if the area is big enough. The location of oases has been of critical importance for trade and transportation routes in desert areas. Caravans must travel via oases so that supplies of water and food can be replenished. Thus, political or military control of an oasis has in many cases meant control of trade on a particular route. For example, the oases of Awjila, Ghadames and Kufra, situated in modern-day Libya, have at various times been vital to both North-South and East-West trade in the Sahara desert. The word oasis comes into English via Greek ὄασις oasis, borrowed directly from Egyptian wḥ3t or Demotic wḥỉ. It was not borrowed from Coptic ouaḥe (*/waħe/), as is sometimes suggested; the Greek word is attested several centuries before Coptic existed as a written language. 123456 abcdefghigklmopqrs Oasis is an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1991. ... Look up oasis in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Libyen-oase1. ... Image File history File links Libyen-oase1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 519 pixelsFull resolution (1767 × 1147 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 519 pixelsFull resolution (1767 × 1147 pixel, file size: 3. ... Location in Peru Coordinates: , Country  Peru Region Ica Province Ica Founded 1563 Government  - Type Democracy  - Mayor Luis Oliva Fernández Prada Elevation 406 m (1,332 ft) Population  - City 261,000 (2,007 calculation) Time zone PET (UTC-5)  - Summer (DST) PET (UTC-5) Area code(s) 56 Website: www. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 1. ... This article is about arid terrain. ... A natural spring on Mackinac Island in Michigan. ... Awjila is an oasis after which an Eastern Berber language spoken there is named. ... Ghadames is an oasis in the west of Libya. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The Great Mosque of Djenné, founded in 800, an important trading base, now a World Heritage Site Trans-Saharan trade, refers to trade across the Sahara between Mediterranean countries and West Africa. ... Demotic (from δημοτικά dimotika popular) refers to both the ancient Egyptian script derived from northern forms of hieratic used in the Delta, as well as the stage of the Egyptian language following Late Egyptian and preceding Coptic. ... The Coptic language is a direct descendant of the ancient Egyptian language which was once written in Egyptian hieroglyphic, hieratic, and demotic scripts. ...


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Ash Sharqiyah, known as Eastern Province is the largest province of Saudi Arabia, located in the east of the country on the coasts of the Persian Gulf, and has borders with Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Yemen. ... Qatif is a coastal oasis located on the western bank of the Persian Gulf and covering large area consisting of many villages and cities like Saihat, Safwa, Tarut Island and many other towns. ... Map of the Persian Gulf. ... El Waha el Bahariya (Arabic: الواحة البحرية), (meaning the sea-oasis) is an oasis in Egypt. ... Shulamit Fall at Nahal David Nahal Arugot An ibex at the Ein Gedi nature reserve Ein Gedi (עין גדי) is an oasis located on the east of the Dead Sea, close to Masada and the caves of Qumran. ... Sinai Peninsula, Gulf of Suez (west), Gulf of Aqaba (east) from Space Shuttle STS-40 For other uses of the word Sinai, please see: Sinai (disambiguation). ... The road between Dakhla Oasis and Farafra Oasis was the first paved road in the New Valley scheme. ... Gaberoun is an oasis located in the municipality Sabha in Lybian Sahara. ... Ghardaia is a town in eastern Algeria, the capital of a wilaya of the same name. ... Herðubreið Herðubreið (1682 m) is a volcano and table mountain (moberg mountain) in the north-east of Iceland at . It is situated in the Highlands of Iceland in the midst of the desert Óðáðahraun and not far from Askja, another famous volcano. ... The Highlands of Iceland cover most of the interior of Iceland. ... Huacachina is a small town in the Ica Region, in southwestern Peru. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... A carved wooden beam from Loulan, 3-4th century CE. The patterns show influences from ancient western civilizations. ... Fresco from a stupa shrine, Miran Miran is an ancient oasis town located on the southern rim of the Taklamakan Desert in China, along the famous trade route known as the Silk Road where the Lop Nur desert meets the Altun Shan mountains. ... A Tarim Basin mummy photographed by Aurel Stein circa 1910 Niya is an archaeological site located on the southern edge of the Tarim Basin in modern-day Xinjiang, Autonomous Region of China. ... Ouargla is a city and wilaya in southern Algeria. ... San Pedro de Atacama is a pre-Inca town in northern Chile, and a popular tourist destination. ... The Siwa Oasis is an oasis in Egypt, located between the Qattara Depression and the Egyptian Sand Sea in the Libyan Desert. ... Tabas (طبس) or Tabas-e-Golshan (meaning city with a lot of flowers in a desert) is a desert city and a large oasis in the Iranian province of Yazd (and formerly in the south of the Khorasan province). ... Timimoun is a town and an oasis at the same time, located in Gourara region in Algeria. ... Habib Bourguiba Avenue, Tozeur Sahara around Tozeur Tozeur (Arabic: ‎) is an oasis and a city in central Tunisia. ... Disambiguation: Tuat is Vietnamese for the year of the dog. Tuat (Tawat or, in French, Touat) is a Berber name for a people living in the north of Algeria. ... position in China Street of Turfan View of the Flaming mountains Emin minaret, Turfan Turfan (Uyghur: تۇرپان; Uyghur latin: Turpan; Modern Chinese 吐魯番, Pinyin: Tǔlǔfán; ) is an oasis city in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Yarkand, 1868, showing city walls and gallows Yarkand (modern Chinese name 莎車), pinyin: Shāchē also written Suōchē. Altitude about 1,189 m. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... Image File history File links Commons-logo. ...

Bibliography

  • (French)Battesti (Vincent), Jardins au désert, Evolution des pratiques et savoirs oasiens, Jérid tunisien, Paris, Éditions IRD, coll. À travers champs, 2005, 440 p. ISBN 2-7099-1564-2

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