Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northern China west-northwest of Beijing. An industrial city, it is also the capital of Nei Monggol (Inner Mongolia) autonomous region. Population: 817,000.

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  • n. A city in North-Central China, capital of Inner Mongolia (Nei Mongol)

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  • n. a northern industrial city of China to the northwest of Beijing

Etymologies

Anglicization of Mongolian хөх хот "blue city". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Two life-sized models of the dinosaurs were put on public display for the first time today in Hohhot, which is the capital of China's Inner Mongolia region.

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  • The alert was triggered by bright lights in the sky that moved erratically, but reports claim that air traffic controllers at the Hohhot Air Traffic Management Bureau spotted the object on their radar.

    New China UFO Sighting Closes Airport (VIDEO)

  • Despite a huge police presence, protests continue in China's Inner Mongolia's provincial capital of Hohhot as ethnic Mongolians vent their anger with Party cadres over environmental problems and other issues.

    Red Ghost Over China

  • There were no reports of further protests in the region Tuesday as hundreds of riot police continued to block traffic into the central square of Hohhot, the regional capital where some activists had called for further demonstrations.

    China Says Foreigners Fuel Unrest in Mongolia

  • Hohhot is the capital city of the Inner Mongolia region of northern China, and the home of Anda Union, a 10-piece band who have set out to preserve Mongolian culture with its stirring musical styles that should prove remarkably accessible to western audiences.

    Anda Union: The Wind Horse – review

  • They said unrest in other parts of Inner Mongolia was a hot topic among the Mongol university students, but said it seemed unlikely that the protests would spread to Hohhot, where the police and military presence was more substantial than in the countryside.

    China Makes Effort to Cool Unrest in Inner Mongolia

  • Associated Press/Kyodo News Chinese paramilitary police jog in formation in Hohhot, in the province of Inner Mongolia, on Monday.

    China Makes Effort to Cool Unrest in Inner Mongolia

  • Police in riot gear on Monday sealed off the main square of Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia that has been transformed over the past several years into a boomtown amid strong demand for the region's coal and other natural resources to fuel China's rapid industrial growth.

    China Makes Effort to Cool Unrest in Inner Mongolia

  • Residents in other parts of the region shaken by last week's protests said demonstrations had subsided Sunday afternoon, but online postings called for protests to begin Monday in Hohhot.

    China Clamps Down in Bid to Halt Protests in Inner Mongolia

  • Reached by telephone on Sunday, ethnic Han Chinese residents of Hohhot, the region's capital, described paramilitary police in riot gear concentrated in the city's main square.

    China Clamps Down in Bid to Halt Protests in Inner Mongolia

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