What is Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region?

  • (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.
    Synonyms: Xinjiang, Sinkiang

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