Jiaozhou

or Chiao·chou

[ jyou-joh ]
/ ˈdʒyaʊˈdʒoʊ /

noun Pinyin.

a former German-leased territory (1898–1914) on the Shandong peninsula, in eastern China, around Jiaozhou Bay. 200 sq. mi. (518 sq. km). Chief city, Tsingtao.

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British Dictionary definitions for Jiaozhou

Jiaozhou

Kiaochow

/ (ˈdʒjaʊˈdʒəʊ) /

noun

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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