- a republic in SE Europe, bordering on the Black Sea. 91,699 sq. mi. (237,500 sq. km). Capital: Bucharest.
- Romanian name of Romania.
Examples from the Web for romania
Next door in Romania, a historical figure nicknamed Vlad the Impaler inspired the first mainstream depiction of a vampire.
Though vampire legends exist the world over, Romania and Bulgaria have born the brunt of the attention.
In the end, he was easily confirmed as ambassador to Romania.D.C.'s Lesbian Power Wedding
September 5, 2014
In 1945, along with whoever survived from his family, he returned to Romania.
Norman Manea grew up doubly cursed: first he had to survive the Nazis and then the communist dictators in his native Romania.
On the value of this Life, see an article by the same, "Romania," vol.A Literary History of the English People
Jean Jules Jusserand
Romania, futile expedition into, 59; union to Barbaricum, 137.Theodoric the Goth
And he that will go by another way, must go by the plains of Romania, coasting the sea.Early Travels in Palestine
Arculf et al.
Romania's average wage is less than 90 dollars a month – Macedonia's is 160 US dollars.After the Rain
Their music is regularly performed in Romania and in some of the other communist countries, but it is not well known elsewhere.Area Handbook for Romania
Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Rumania or Roumania
- a republic in SE Europe, bordering on the Black Sea: united in 1861; became independent in 1878; Communist government set up in 1945; became a socialist republic in 1965; a more democratic regime was installed after a revolution in 1989; joined the EU in 2007. It consists chiefly of a great central arc of the Carpathian Mountains and Transylvanian Alps, with the plains of Walachia, Moldavia, and Dobriya on the south and east and the Pannonian Plain in the west Official language: Romanian. Religion: Romanian Orthodox (Christian) majority. Currency: leu. Capital: Bucharest Pop: 21 790 479 (2013 est). Area: 237 500 sq km (91 699 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for romania
Eastern European nation, name taken officially in 1861 at the union of Wallachia and Moldavia, from Latin Romani "people from Rome," which was used to describe the descendants of colonists there from Roman times; see Roman + -ia. In early use often Rumania, or, from French, Roumania. Related: Romanian; Rumanian; Roumanian.