or U·rum·chi, U·rum·tsi

Formerly Dihua.

Xinjiang Uygur

or Sin·kiang Ui·ghur

[shin-jyahng wee-ger]
  1. an autonomous region in NW China, bordering Tibet, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Tadzhikistan, Pakistan, and India: formerly a province. 635,830 sq. mi. (1,646,800 sq. km). Capital: Ürümqi.
Official name Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
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Contemporary Examples of urumqi

  • There are deep-seated tensions in China—the riots in Tibet last year and in Urumqi this summer being only two recent examples.

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    Why China Eclipsed Russia

    Peter Osnos

    July 30, 2009