Xinjiang(redirected from Uygur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang)
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Xin·jiang(shĭn′jyäng′) also Sin·kiang (sĭn′kyäng′, shĭn′jyäng′)
An autonomous region of extreme western China. Ürümqi is the capital.
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|Noun||1.||Xinjiang - 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|
East Turkestan Islamic Movement, East Turkistan Islamic Movement - a group of Uighur Muslims fighting Chinese control of Xinjiang; declared by China in 2001 to be terrorists although there is a long history of cycles of insurgency and repression
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
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