The New International Encyclopædia/Penjdeh

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PENJDEH, pēnj′dā̇. An oasis in the southern part of Russian Turkestan, 25 miles from the boundary of Afghanistan (Map: Asia, Central, H 3). It belonged to the latter country until 1885; in that year it was the scene of the defeat of a body of Afghan troops by the Russians, which brought about strained relations between England and Russia.