or Sin·kiang Ui·ghur
[ shin-jyahng wee-ger ]
/ ˈʃɪnˈdʒyɑŋ ˈwi gər /
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.
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Official name Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
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