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Ning·xiaalso Ning·sia (nĭng′shyä′)
An autonomous region of northern China mostly populated by Hui.
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1. (Placename) a former province of NW China: mostly included in Inner Mongolia in 1956, with the smaller part constituted as the Ningxia Hui AR in 1958
2. (Placename) the former name of Yinchuan
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