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Tsinghai

[Chinese ching-hahy]
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noun
  1. Older Spelling. Qinghai.
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Qinghai

or Ch'ing·hai, Tsing·hai

[ching-hahy]
noun Pinyin.
  1. a province in W central China. 269,187 sq. mi. (697,194 sq. km). Capital: Xining.
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Formerly Koko Nor.
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Historical Examples

  • At Tsinghai they were closely beleaguered for some time to come.

    A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year

    Edwin Emerson

  • From here it runs southwestward to Hokien, passing through Tsinghai and Tachen.


British Dictionary definitions for tsinghai

Tsinghai

noun
  1. a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Qinghai
  2. a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Koko Nor
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Qinghai

Tsinghai or Chinghai

noun
  1. 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)
  2. the Pinyin transliteration of the Chinese name for Koko Nor
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