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Xining

or Hsi·ning, Si·ning

[shee-ning]
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noun Pinyin.
  1. a city in and the capital of Qinghai province, in W central China.
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Qinghai

or Ch'ing·hai, Tsing·hai

[ching-hahy]
noun Pinyin.
  1. a province in W central China. 269,187 sq. mi. (697,194 sq. km). Capital: Xining.
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Formerly Koko Nor.
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Xining

Hsining or Sining

noun
  1. a city in W China, capital of Qinghai province, at an altitude of 2300 m (7500 ft). Pop: 689 000 (2005 est)
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Qinghai

Tsinghai or Chinghai

noun
  1. a province of NW China: consists largely of mountains and high plateaus. Capital: Xining. Pop: 5 340 000 (2003 est). Area: 721 000 sq km (278 400 sq miles)
  2. the Pinyin transliteration of the Chinese name for Koko Nor
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