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Sian

[see-ahn, shee-] /ˈsiˈɑn, ˈʃi-/
noun
1.
Older Spelling. Xian.
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Sian

/ʃjɑːn/
noun
1.
a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Xi'an

Xi'an

/ʃjɑːn/
noun
1.
an industrial city in central China, capital of Shaanxi province: capital of China for 970 years at various times between the 3rd century bc and the 10th century ad; seat of the Northwestern University (1937); famous for Qin dynasty emperor Qinshihuang's tomb (207 bc) with 8000-strong terracotta army. Pop: 3 256 000 (2005 est) Former names Changan, Siking
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