Taiyuan

[ tahy-yyahn ]
/ ˈtaɪˈyüɑn /

noun Pinyin, Wade-Giles.

a city in and the capital of Shanxi province, in northern China; a walled city.

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Also (Wade-Giles) Tai·yüan, T'ai·yüan .
Formerly (Pinyin) Yang·qu [yahng-chy], /ˈyɑŋˈtʃü/, (Older Spelling) Yang·kü [yahng-ky] /ˈyɑŋˈkü/ .
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Taiyuan

T'ai-yan

/ (ˈtaɪjuːˈɑːn) /

noun

a city in N China, capital of Shanxi: founded before 450 ad; an industrial centre, surrounded by China's largest reserves of high-grade bituminous coal. Pop: 2 516 000 (2005 est)
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