from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An autonomous region of China in the southwest part of the country north and west of the Himalaya Mountains. Controlled by China since 1720, it became an autonomous province in 1951 and was formally proclaimed an autonomous region in 1965. Xizang is a center of Buddhism, but many Buddhists have fled since the 1950s to escape religious persecution. Lhasa is the capital. Population: 2,610,000.
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- proper n. The abbreviation for Xizang (Tibet) Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China; located in the Himalayas
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