Xinjiang Uygur

geographical name
Xin·​jiang Uy·​gur | \ ˈshin-ˈjyäŋ-ˈwē-gər How to pronounce Xinjiang Uygur (audio) \
variants: or Sinkiang Uighur, often shortened to Xinjiang or Sinkiang

Definition of Xinjiang Uygur

region (formerly a province) of western China between the Kunlun and Altai mountains and bordering Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir; capital Ürümqi area 635,829 square miles (1,653,154 square kilometers), population 21,815,815

Note: In area, Xinjiang Uygur is the largest administrative unit of China.

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“Xinjiang Uygur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Xinjiang%20Uygur. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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