Manchuria[man c̸ho̵or′ē ə]
region & former administrative division of NE China coextensive with the provinces of Heilongjiang, Jilin, & Liaoning, & the NE section of Inner Mongolia
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- Manchurian adjective, noun
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A region of northeast China comprising the modern-day provinces of Heilongjiang, Jilin, and Liaoning. It was the homeland of the Manchu people who conquered China in the 17th century and was hotly contested by the Russians and the Japanese in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Chinese Communists gained control of the area in 1948.
- Man·chuˈri·an adjective & n.