Shanxi

geographical name
Shan·​xi | \ ˈshän-ˈshē How to pronounce Shanxi (audio) \
variants: or Shansi \ ˈshän-​ˈsē How to pronounce Shansi (audio) , -​ˈshē \

Definition of Shanxi

province of northern China bordering on the Huang (Yellow) River; capital Taiyuan area 60,656 square miles (157,099 square kilometers), population 35,712,101

Learn More about Shanxi

Statistics for Shanxi

Cite this Entry

“Shanxi.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shanxi. Accessed 26 January 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on Shanxi

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with Shanxi

Comments on Shanxi

What made you want to look up Shanxi? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to express in a more acceptable way

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!