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Manchuria

[man-choo r-ee-uh]
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noun
  1. a historic region in NE China: ancestral home of the Manchu. About 413,000 sq. mi. (1,070,000 sq. km).
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Related formsMan·chu·ri·an, adjective, nountrans-Man·chu·ri·an, adjective
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  • If any Japanese succeed in entering Manchuria, they will never get out of it alive.

  • His sledges were drawn by strong, plump ponies obtained from Manchuria.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin

  • Could she allow the "peaceful" absorption of Korea, as that of Manchuria had been accomplished?

    The Story of Russia

    R. Van Bergen, M.A.

  • They didn't wait for the Russians to advance through Manchuria.

  • Of all the lands in eastern Asia perhaps the least is known about Manchuria of any of them.


British Dictionary definitions for manchuria

Manchuria

noun
  1. a region of NE China, historically the home of the Manchus, rulers of China from 1644 to 1912: includes part of Inner Mongolia and the provinces of Heilongjiang, Jilin, and Liaoning. Area: about 1 300 000 sq km (502 000 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for manchuria

Manchuria

named for the Manchu (literally "pure") people + -ia. Related: Manchurian. Manchurian Candidate is 1959 as a novel, 1962 as a film.

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