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Meaning of Jiaozhou

Jiao•zhou

Pronunciation: ( jyou'jō'), [key]
— n. Pinyin.
  1. a former German-leased territory (1898–1914) on the Shandong peninsula, in E China, around Jiaozhou Bay. 200 sq. mi. (518 sq. km). Chief city, Tsingtao.
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