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Shaanxi

[ shahn-shee ]
/ ˈʃɑnˈʃi /
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noun Pinyin.
a province in northern central China. 75,598 sq. mi. (195,799 sq. km). Capital: Xian.
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Also (Older Spelling) Shen·si [shen-see; Chinese shuhn-shee] /ˈʃɛnˈsi; Chinese ˈʃʌnˈʃi/ .

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Shaanxi

Shensi

/ (ˈʃænˈʃiː) /

noun
a province of NW China: one of the earliest centres of Chinese civilization; largely mountainous. Capital: Xi'an. Pop: 36 900 000 (2003 est). Area: 195 800 sq km (75 598 sq miles)
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