Xīníng 西寧, The Language of
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Urban Xīníng 西寧 lies at the confluence of the Huáng (Huángshuǐ 湟水) and Dàtōng (Dàtōng hé 大通河) rivers in northeastern Qīnghǎi Province, but the metropolitan area includes Dàtōng Huí and Tǔ Autonomous County (大通回族土族自治縣), Huángzhōng County (湟中縣) and Huángyuán County (湟源縣). The 2010 Census counts more than two million people living in metropolitan Xīníng, the largest ethnic groups being Hàn 漢 74%, Huí 回 16%, Tibetan 5.5% and Monguor (Tǔ 土) 2.6%, with smaller numbers Mongolian, Salar and other ethnicities (Xīníng Government website: http://www.xining.gov.cn/html/119/12895.html, acc…

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Keith DEDE, “Xīníng 西寧, The Language of”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 24 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_000061>
First published online: 2015



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