xinjiang uygur autonomous region

Xinjiang Uygur

[shin-jyahng wee-ger]
noun
an autonomous region in NW China, bordering Tibet, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Tadzhikistan, Pakistan, and India: formerly a province. 635,830 sq. mi. (1,646,800 sq. km). Capital: Ürümqi.
Official name Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
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Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region or Sinkiang-Uighur Autonomous Region (ˈʃɪnˈdʒjæŋ ˈwiːɡʊə, ˈsɪnˈkjæŋ)
 
n
an administrative division of NW China: established in 1955 for the Uygur ethnic minority, with autonomous subdivisions for other small minorities; produces over half China's wool and contains valuable mineral resources. Capital: Ürümqi. Pop: 19 340 000 (2003 est). Area: 1 646 799 sq km (635 829 sq miles)
 
Sinkiang-Uighur Autonomous Region or Sinkiang-Uighur Autonomous Region
 
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