Jilin

[ jee-lin ]

nounPinyin.
  1. a province in northeastern China, north of the Yalu River. 72,201 sq. mi. (187,001 sq. km). Capital: Changchun.

  2. a port city in this province, on the Songhua River: a former provincial capital.

  • Also (Wade-Giles) Chi·lin; (Older Spelling) Ki·rin [kee-rin] /ˈkiˈrɪn/ .

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Jilin

Kirin

/ (ˈdʒiːˈlɪn) /


noun
  1. a province of NE China, in central Manchuria. Capital: Changchun. Pop: 27 040 000 (2003 est). Area: 187 000 sq km (72 930 sq miles)

  2. Also called: Chi-lin (ˈtʃiːˈlɪn) a river port in NE China, in N central Jilin province on the Songhua River. Pop: 1 496 000 (2005 est)

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