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Xinjiang

[ shin-jyahng ]
/ ˈʃɪnˈdʒyɑŋ /
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noun
an autonomous region in northwestern China, bordering Tibet, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Tadzhikistan, Pakistan, and India: formerly a province. 635,830 sq. mi. (1,646,800 sq. km). Capital: Ürümqi.
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Also (Wade-Giles) Sin·kiang .
Official name Xin·jiang Uy·ghur Au·ton·o·mous Re·gion [shin-jyahng -wee-ger aw-ton uh muhs ree juhn] /ˈʃɪnˈdʒyɑŋ ˈwi gər ɔˈtɒn ə məs ˈri dʒən/ .

Origin of Xinjiang

First recorded in 1965–70; from Chinese Xīnjīang “New Territory, Territories”
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