Qinghai

or Ch'ing·hai, Tsing·hai

[ ching-hahy ]
/ ˈtʃɪŋˈhaɪ /

noun Pinyin.

a province in W central China. 269,187 sq. mi. (697,194 sq. km). Capital: Xining.
Formerly Koko Nor.
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Qinghai

Tsinghai or Chinghai

/ (ˈtʃɪŋˈhaɪ) /

noun

a province of NW China: consists largely of mountains and high plateaus. Capital: Xining. Pop: 5 340 000 (2003 est). Area: 721 000 sq km (278 400 sq miles)
the Pinyin transliteration of the Chinese name for Koko Nor
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