Pronunciation: ( Chin. shyän), [key]
Pronunciation: (shē'än'), [key]
a city in and the capital of Shaanxi province, in central China: capital of the ancient Chinese Empire. 1,600,000. Also,Sian,Singan,Xi''an'.Formerly, Changan.
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