- a region in Moldavia (Moldova), on the W shore of the Black Sea: formerly in Romania.
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Examples from the Web for bessarabia
Athanaric staked his all on one battle with the Huns, and lost, by the rivers of Bessarabia.Theodoric the Goth
But only because we do not know ought we forsake Bessarabia?
He was born in Koloraush, a town in the province of Bessarabia, near Roumania.The Spirit of the Ghetto
In Bessarabia, Turks and Moldavians are the predominant population.The Ethnology of Europe
Robert Gordon Latham
Lerner's were drawn from the life in a little town in Bessarabia, the others are mostly Polish.Yiddish Tales
- 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)