Kunming

[ koo n-ming ]
/ ˈkʊnˈmɪŋ /

noun Pinyin, Wade-Giles.

a city in and the capital of Yunnan province, in S China: an important transshipment point on the Burma Road in World War II.

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Formerly Yunnan.

Definition for kunming (2 of 2)

Yunnan
[ 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, Yün·nan.
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British Dictionary definitions for kunming (1 of 2)

Kunming

K'un-ming

/ (ˈkʊnˈmɪŋ) /

noun

a city in SW China, capital of Yunnan province, near Lake Tien: important during World War II as a Chinese military centre, American air base, and transport terminus for the Burma Road; Yunnan University (1934). Pop: 1 748 000 (2005 est)

British Dictionary definitions for kunming (2 of 2)

Yunnan

Ynnan

/ (juːˈnæn) /

noun

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)
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