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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A sandy region of northwest India and southeast Pakistan between the Indus and Sutlej river valleys.

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  • n. a desert to the east of the Indus River in northwestern India and southeastern Pakistan


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  • Ajit Solanki/Associated Press A boy kissed a model of a flamingo in Bhuj, in the Rann of Kutch, a seasonal salt marsh in the Thar Desert, near Ahmedabad, Dec. 17.

    India in Pictures

  • CAMEL NAP: Camels rested in the Thar Desert on the outskirts of Jaisalmer, India, Tuesday.

    Photos of the Day: Aug. 18

  • As we left behind the over-stimulating atmosphere of Delhi, the Thar Desert offered me some breathing room.

    Jen Pollack Bianco: Pushkar Camel Fair

  • Andres from Switzerland, his girlfriend Paola from Brazil and I were riding on camels in the Thar Desert outside of the western Indian town of Jaisalmer.

    Vicky Collins: The Camel and the Cell Phone

  • For example, we have taken water through the Thar Desert in Rajasthan through the Indira Gandhi canal, an area which can be compared to the Nile valley in Egypt or the Jordan valley in Israel … I have said that in the Special Agricultural Zone (SAZ) we must bring about a convergence, a synergy, of all the numerous government programs.

    Questions and Answers: M.S. Swaminathan

  • Both the Rann of Kutch seasonal salt marsh and the Indus Valley Desert lie within Udvardy's Thar Desert biogeographic province.

    Indus Valley desert

  • The Indus Valley Desert, like the larger Thar Desert, is one of the most inhospitable ecoregions in the Indo-Pacific region.

    Indus Valley desert

  • Annual rainfall averages from 640 to 760 millimeters, which is slightly more than in the Thar Desert.

    Indus Valley desert

  • The Northwestern Thorn Scrub Forests lie in both the Indus-Ganges monsoon forest and Thar Desert biogeographic provinces.

    Northwestern thorn scrub forests

  • The Northwestern Thorn Scrub Forests ecoregion represents a large expanse of degraded dry forest surrounding the Thar Desert.

    Northwestern thorn scrub forests


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