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Yunnan

[ yoo-nan, -nahn; Chinese yyn-nahn ]

noun

, Pinyin.
  1. a province in southern China. 168,417 sq. mi. (436,200 sq. km). : Kunming.
  2. former name of Kunming.


Yunnan

/ juːˈnæn /

noun

  1. a province of SW China: consists mainly of a plateau broken in the southeast by the Red and Black Rivers, with mountains in the west, rising over 5500 m (18 000 ft); large deposits of tin, lead, zinc, and coal. Capital: Kunming. Pop: 43 760 000 (2003 est). Area: 436 200 sq km (168 400 sq miles)


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The clinicians in Kunming, he told me, suspected that a fungus had caused their illness—because cave-associated fungal infections happen in Yunnan every now and then—but Zhong thought a virus might be involved.

A day later, Naw Kham was executed in Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan Province in China.

Take a look at these farm houses which I saw under construction in remote areas of Yunnan province China.

It is also located in the Yunnan province, one of the most ethnically diverse regions in the country.

The way in which the disease spread from Yunnan has been quite clearly established.

Dr. Anderson obtained a specimen of this species at an elevation of 5000 feet, at Teng-yue-chow in Yunnan.

An Italian on his way down the river wired the landlord of the best inn in Yunnan-fu of my coming, that I might be properly met.

Formerly Yunnan stood in the forefront of opium-producing provinces, but when I was there not a poppy-field was to be seen.

By the arrangement of the Foreign Office two soldiers were detailed to escort me across Yunnan.

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