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Xining

[shee-ning] /ˈʃiˈnɪŋ/
noun, Pinyin.
1.
a city in and the capital of Qinghai province, in W central China.
Also, Hsining, Sining.

Qinghai

[ching-hahy] /ˈtʃɪŋˈhaɪ/
noun, Pinyin.
1.
a province in W central China. 269,187 sq. mi. (697,194 sq. km).
Capital: Xining.
Formerly Koko Nor.
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Xining

/ˈʃiːˈnɪŋ/
noun
1.
a city in W China, capital of Qinghai province, at an altitude of 2300 m (7500 ft). Pop: 689 000 (2005 est)

Qinghai

/ˈtʃɪŋˈhaɪ/
noun
1.
a province of NW China: consists largely of mountains and high plateaus. Capital: Xining. Pop: 5 340 000 (2003 est). Area: 721 000 sq km (278 400 sq miles)
2.
the Pinyin transliteration of the Chinese name for Koko Nor
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