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TYPE: Political Subdivision & Region
OTHER SCRIPTS: 新疆 (Chinese), شىنجاڭ (Uyghur)
OTHER FORMS: Shinjang (Uyghur)
Meaning & History
Means "new frontier"; derived from Chinese 新 (xīn) meaning "new" and 疆 (jiāng) meaning "frontier". Xinjiang, officially the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, is an area in western China and home to Chinese ethnic minorities such as Uyghurs, Huis, etc...