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[yoo-nan, -nahn; Chinese yyn-nahn] /yʊˈnæn, -ˈnɑn; Chinese ˈyünˈnɑn/
noun, Pinyin.
a province in S China. 168,417 sq. mi. (436,200 sq. km).
Capital: Kunming.
former name of Kunming.
Also, Wade-Giles, Yünnan. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • China, all save Yunnan and western Mongolia, is now horribly barren of wild life.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life William T. Hornaday
  • The situation of Yunnan's capital is extraordinarily picturesque.

    A Wayfarer in China Elizabeth Kendall
  • It last revealed itself in the extreme west of the line from Yunnan.

    An Australian in China George Ernest Morrison
  • What was true at that time in Yunnan was also the case in Szechuan.

    A Wayfarer in China Elizabeth Kendall
  • The poppy is largely cultivated in Yunnan and in the hilly country on the Salween.

    The Pacification of Burma Sir Charles Haukes Todd Crosthwaite
  • Our order of march through Yunnan varied little from day to day.

    A Wayfarer in China Elizabeth Kendall
  • The telegraph in Yunnan is very largely used by the Chinese, especially by the bankers and officials.

    An Australian in China George Ernest Morrison
British Dictionary definitions for Yunnan


a province of SW China: consists mainly of a plateau broken in the southeast by the Red and Black Rivers, with mountains in the west, rising over 5500 m (18 000 ft); large deposits of tin, lead, zinc, and coal. Capital: Kunming. Pop: 43 760 000 (2003 est). Area: 436 200 sq km (168 400 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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