Inner MongoliaInner Mongolia
autonomous region of NE China, south & southeast of Mongolia: 454,635 sq mi (1,177,500 sq km); cap. Hohhot
in full Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region
also Nei Mong·gol
An autonomous region of northeast China. Originally the southern section of Mongolia, it was annexed by the Manchus in the 1600s, later becoming an integral part of China. Hohhot is the capital.
- An East Asian region, south of Outer Mongolia (the present Mongolian republic), with closely related native Mongolian population, mostly north of the Great Wall, which however became part of the Chinese empire, and later an autonomous region in the People's Republic of China, comprising several northern provinces