noun Pinyin.
a former province in NW China, now part of Inner Mongolia.
Also, Wade-Giles, Ninghsia;, Older Spelling, Ningsia. Unabridged
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Ningsia or Ninghsia (ˈnɪŋˈʃjɑː)
1.  a former province of NW China: mostly included in Inner Mongolia in 1956, with the smaller part constituted as the Ningxia Hui AR in 1958
2.  the former name of Yinchuan
Ninghsia or Ninghsia

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