autonomous region in NW China, on the border of Inner Mongolia: 65,637 sq mi (169,999 sq km); pop. 4,660,000; cap. Yinchuan
: former transliteration ˈNingˈsiaˈ Hui (ˈnɪŋˈʃjɑˈwi
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