Pamir

Pamir

In 140-135 years. BC e. Chinese Zhang Qian traveled to the Pamirs, who first called the Pamir “onion mountains”  due to the abundance of historically wild mountain bows (anzur) growing here, while the Pamir he took for the continuation of the Tien Shan.
In the literature, the word “Pamir” is mentioned for the first time in the 7th century in notes by a Chinese traveler and translator from the Tang Xuanzang dynasty, who at that time visited countries at the head of the Amu Darya River (length 1,415 km (2,620 km from the source of the Panj River with the Wahandarya River) According to locals, Xuanzang noted: “Po-mi-lo” country stretches between two snow ridges, according to other data “Pa-mi-yi”, in which cold and wind reign, snow is covered in winter and summer, soil is saturated with salt and covered with stones. ”He spelled the name“ Po-mi-lo ”, p about other data of Pa-mi-yi, in Chinese – breaking it into syllables, which undoubtedly corresponds to the Pamirs, since the letter “r” is not pronounced in Chinese.