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Kiaochow

[kyou-chou; Chinese gyou-joh] /ˈkyaʊˈtʃaʊ; Chinese ˈgyaʊˈdʒoʊ/
noun, Older Spelling.
1.

Jiaozhou

or Chiaochou, Kiaochow

[jyou-joh] /ˈdʒyaʊˈdʒoʊ/
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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Kiaochow

/ˈkjaʊˈtʃaʊ/
noun
1.
a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Jiaozhou

Jiaozhou

/ˈdʒjaʊˈdʒəʊ/
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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