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(Placename) a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Gansu
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a province in N central China. 23,780,000; 141,500 sq. mi. (366,500 sq. km). Cap.: Lanzhou.
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|Noun||1.||Kansu - a province in north-central China; formerly part of the Silk Road to Turkistan and India and Persia|
Silk Road - an ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean (4,000 miles); followed by Marco Polo in the 13th century to reach Cathay
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
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