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[awr-uh n-burg, ohr‐] /ˈɔr ənˌbɜrg, ˈoʊr‐/
a city in the SW Russian Federation in Asia, on the Ural River.
Formerly Chkalov. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • After a sojourn of three days, he started in a tarantass for Orenburg.

    Some Heroes of Travel W. H. Davenport Adams
  • At length, after a journey of four hundred versts, Orenburg was reached.

    Some Heroes of Travel W. H. Davenport Adams
  • The Bashkirs of Orenburg deeply indent the southern part of Perm.

    The Ethnology of Europe Robert Gordon Latham
  • The advance of the Russian frontier from Orenburg to Samarkand is about 800 miles.

  • These also are hand-woven, and come from the province of Orenburg, just beyond the Urals.

    Russian Life To-day Right Rev. Herbert Bury
  • In the meantime he continued to lay siege to Orenburg and Ufa.

  • Both Yaitsk and Orenburg defied his efforts, but he had greater success in the field, defeating two armies in succession.

  • Siberia extends, on one side, over all Asia, and India is not very remote from Orenburg.

    The Empire of Russia

    John S. C. Abbott
  • The fur of these animals is very valuable, and the Kirghiz hunters carry thousands every year to the great market of Orenburg.

    The Desert World Arthur Mangin
British Dictionary definitions for Orenburg


/ˈɒrənˌbɜːɡ; Russian arɪnˈburk/
a city in W Russia, on the Ural River. Pop: 550 000 (2005 est) Former name (1938–57) Chkalov
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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