Definitions for jilinˈdʒiˈlɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ji•linˈdʒiˈlɪn(n.)

also Kirin

  1. a province in NE China, N of the Yalu River. 25,740,000; 72,201 sq. mi. (187,001 sq. km).

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Cap.: Changchun. 1

  2. a port city in this province, on the Songhua River: a former provincial capital. 1,270,000.

    Category: Geography (places)

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  1. Jilin(ProperNoun)

    A province in China.

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  1. Jilin

    Jilin, is a province of the People's Republic of China located in the northeastern part of the country. Jilin borders North Korea and Russia to the east, Heilongjiang to the north, Liaoning to the south, and Inner Mongolia to the west. The name was transliterated to Kirin before standardization to pinyin. The name "Jilin" probably originates from Girin ula ᡤᡳᡵᡳᠨ ᡠᠯᠠ, a Manchu term meaning "along the river"; this was transcribed into Jilin wula in Chinese, then shortened to Jilin. The literal meaning of the Chinese characters for "Jilin" is "auspicious forest".

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