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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An autonomous region of extreme western China. Ürümqi is the capital.

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  • proper noun an autonomous region (Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region) of the People's Republic of China located in the western part of of the nation.

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  • noun an autonomous province in far northwestern China on the border with Mongolia and Kazakhstan; the largest province in the People's Republic of China and the homeland of the Uighur people

Etymologies

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From Chinese (xīn) - new, (jiāng) - territory, border, frontier "new territory", "new frontier".

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