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Jiaozhou

or Chiao·chou, Kiao·chow

[jyou-joh]
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noun Pinyin.
  1. a former German-leased territory (1898–1914) on the Shandong peninsula, in E China, around Jiaozhou Bay. 200 sq. mi. (518 sq. km). Chief city, Tsingtao.
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British Dictionary definitions for jiaozhou

Jiaozhou

Kiaochow

noun
  1. a territory of NE China, in SE Shandong province, surrounding Jiaozhou Bay (an inlet of the Yellow Sea): leased to Germany from 1898 to 1914. Area: about 520 sq km (200 sq miles)
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