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xian

[Chinese shyahn] /Chinese ʃyɑn/
noun
1.

Xian

[shee-ahn] /ˈʃiˈɑn/
noun, Pinyin.
1.
a city in and the capital of Shaanxi province, in central China: capital of the ancient Chinese Empire.
Also, Sian, Singan, Xi'an.
Formerly Changan.
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