or Hsi·ning, Si·ning
[ shee-ning ]
/ ˈʃiˈnɪŋ /
a city in and the capital of Qinghai province, in W central China.
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or Ch'ing·hai, Tsing·hai
[ ching-hahy ]
/ ˈtʃɪŋˈhaɪ /
a province in W central China. 269,187 sq. mi. (697,194 sq. km). Capital: Xining.
Formerly Koko Nor.
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British Dictionary definitions for xining (1 of 2)
Hsining or Sining
/ (ˈʃiːˈnɪŋ) /
a city in W China, capital of Qinghai province, at an altitude of 2300 m (7500 ft). Pop: 689 000 (2005 est)
British Dictionary definitions for xining (2 of 2)
Tsinghai or Chinghai
/ (ˈtʃɪŋˈhaɪ) /
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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