Type Political Subdivision
Usage Chinese, Afrikaans, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Kurdish, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
Scripts 宁夏(Chinese) نٍ ﺷﯿَا(Xiao'erjing)
Pronounced Pron. NEENG-SHYA(Chinese) ning-SHYAH(English) NEHNGK-SYA(French) NEENGGK-sya(Spanish) [key·IPA]
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Meaning & History
From Chinese 宁 (níng) meaning "peaceful, calm, serene" and 夏 (xià) referring to the Western Xia, an empire that existed from 1038 to 1227. This is the name of an autonomous region in China.