[ ning-shyah ]
/ ˈnɪŋˈʃyɑ /

noun Pinyin.

a former province in NW China, now part of Inner Mongolia.


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Also Wade-Giles, Ning·hsia; Older Spelling, Ning·sia. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for ningsia



/ (ˈnɪŋˈʃjɑː) /


a former province of NW China: mostly included in Inner Mongolia in 1956, with the smaller part constituted as the Ningxia Hui AR in 1958
the former name of Yinchuan
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