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Jesse Russell

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! A qanāt (from Arabic: قناة, in Persian: کاریز kariz) is a water management system used to provide a reliable supply of water for human settlements and irrigation in hot, arid and semi-arid climates. Qanats are also called kārīz (or kārēz from Persian: كاريز ) (Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia, derived from Persian: كاهریز ), kahan (from Persian: کهن ), khettara (Morocco); galería (Spain); falaj (United Arab Emirates and Oman); Kahn (Baloch) or foggara/fughara (North Africa). Alternative terms for qanats in Asia and North Africa are kakuriz, chin-avulz, and mayun. Common variants of qanat in English include kanat, khanat, kunut, kona, konait, ghanat, ghundat.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Book on Demand Ltd.
  • Publish Date: Jan 10th, 2013
  • Pages: 20
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 11.00in - 8.25in - 0.04in - 0.16lb
  • EAN: 9785511852072