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Synonyms for bole

a soft oily clay used as a pigment (especially a reddish brown pigment)

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the main stem of a tree

a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria and closely related to Hausa


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Located in an internally draining, salt-rich basin in Bortala Prefecture near the border with Kazakhstan, the lake experiences severe salinization and desertification.
Border police officers conduct an anti-terror drill in Bortala, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, this month.
The courts in seven cities and prefectures of Xinjiang, including Urumqi, Aksu, Kizilsu Kirgiz, Ili, Hotan, Turpan and Bortala, handed down verdicts in 11 cases on Thursday.
The epicenter is located at the Jinghe County in the Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture of Bortala, which is 400 km northwest of Xinjiang's regional capital city of Urumqi, Xinhua quoted the CENC as saying.
The statistics from the Bortala Mongol Autonomous Prefecture in China's northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region show that the tax revenue from the crude oil pipeline reached 3.15 billion yuan in the first half, up 151.4 percent on the same period a year earlier.
This list could be extended on and on, for instance to the Australian Aborigines who traditionally were multilingual speakers of several Aboriginal languages, with some of them still adhering to this today, or to the language situation in the Bortala region of Western Xinjiang in China, where Oirat Mongolians, Turkic Uyghurs, Manchurian Xibo and Chinese live together, with all the non-Chinese being equally at home in Mongolian, Uyghur and Chinese, and the Xibo also in their own language, and with most Chinese monolingual in Chinese.