Bessarabia

[ bes-uh-rey-bee-uh ]

noun
  1. a region in Moldova, on the W shore of the Black Sea: formerly in Romania.

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  • Bes·sa·ra·bi·an, adjective, noun

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Bessarabia

/ (ˌbɛsəˈreɪbɪə) /


noun
  1. a region in E Europe, mostly in Moldova and Ukraine: long disputed by the Turks and Russians; a province of Romania from 1918 until 1940. Area: about 44 300 sq km (17 100 sq miles)

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