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[man-choo r-ee-uh] /mænˈtʃʊər i ə/
a historic region in NE China: ancestral home of the Manchu. About 413,000 sq. mi. (1,070,000 sq. km).
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Manchurian, adjective, noun
trans-Manchurian, adjective Unabridged
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  • Chang has retreated towards Manchuria with a broken army, and proclaimed the independence of Manchuria.

    The Problem of China Bertrand Russell
  • If any Japanese succeed in entering Manchuria, they will never get out of it alive.

  • Kharbin is of interest from a modern point of view because it is one of the headquarters of the Russians in Manchuria.

  • His sledges were drawn by strong, plump ponies obtained from Manchuria.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
  • In the eastward lap of the elevated part of Asia was the great triangle of Manchuria.

  • Of all the lands in eastern Asia perhaps the least is known about Manchuria of any of them.

    Birdseye Views of Far Lands James T. Nichols
  • In the winter of 1904 there broke out between Japan and Russia a terrible conflict over the division of spoils in Manchuria.

    History of the United States Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
  • Cossacks had to drive the unwilling men to Manchuria at the point of the bayonet.

    Human Bullets Tadayoshi Sakurai
  • Thus Manchuria became Japan's sphere of influence and was lost to the Manchus without their being consulted in any way.

British Dictionary definitions for Manchuria


a region of NE China, historically the home of the Manchus, rulers of China from 1644 to 1912: includes part of Inner Mongolia and the provinces of Heilongjiang, Jilin, and Liaoning. Area: about 1 300 000 sq km (502 000 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Manchuria

named for the Manchu (literally "pure") people + -ia. Related: Manchurian. Manchurian Candidate is 1959 as a novel, 1962 as a film.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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