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From the Hanyu Pinyin romanization of the Mandarin Chinese pronunciation of 西寧西宁 (Xīníng).


Proper noun[edit]


  1. A city in northwestern China, capital of Qinghai Province.
    • 1975, “The National Minority Languages of China”, in Winfred P. Lehmann, editor, Language and Linguistics in the People's Republic of China[1], University of Texas Press, →ISBN, LCCN 75-3572, OCLC 462849192, page 119:
      Tibetan is found predominantly in Tibet; Tibetan-speaking communities are also found in Sichuan, Qinghai, Yunnan, and Gansu. In Tibet, all official documents are issued in both Tibetan and Chinese, and also in certain regions of Sichuan and Qinghai. Moreover, the radio stations in Tibet broadcast in Tibetan and Putonghua. Similarly, the Chengdu radio station in Sichuan and the Xining radio station in Qinghai also have regular Tibetan broadcasts.
    • 1979, Frederic M. Kaplan, Julian M. Sobin, Stephen Andors, Encyclopedia of China Today[2], Eurasia Press, →ISBN, page 29:
      Traditionally, Qinghai's Han Chinese have been concentrated around Xining and the Yellow River valley.[...]The climate in this region is harsh, with temperatures at Xining, east of Qinghai, ranging from -6° to 18° C.[...]Xining and the Yellow River valley are Qinghai's most important agricultural areas.
    • 1998, James D. Seymour, Richard Anderson, “Prologue”, in New Ghosts Old Ghosts Prisons and Labor Reform Camps in China[3], →ISBN, LCCN 97-26806, OCLC 923460098, page 1:
      Though tourists rarely do so, it is perfectly possible to visit an area on the outskirts of Qinghai’s Xining that abounds in prisons and prison enterprises.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Xining.