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xian

[Chinese shyahn] /Chinese ʃyɑn/
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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.

Shaanxi

[shahn-shee] /ˈʃɑnˈʃi/
noun, Pinyin.
1.
a province in N central China. 75,598 sq. mi. (195,799 sq. km).
Capital: Xian.
Also, Shensi.
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Shaanxi

/ˈʃænˈʃiː/
noun
1.
a province of NW China: one of the earliest centres of Chinese civilization; largely mountainous. Capital: Xi'an. Pop: 36 900 000 (2003 est). Area: 195 800 sq km (75 598 sq miles)
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the basic unit of local government in China. The word hsien may be roughly translated as "county," or "district."

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