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Kishinev

[kish-uh-nef, -nawf; Russian kyi-shi-nyawf]
noun
  1. a city in and the capital of Moldavia (Moldova), in the central part.
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Romanian Chişinău.

Moldavia

[mol-dey-vee-uh, -vyuh]
noun
  1. a region in NE Romania: formerly a principality that united with Wallachia to form Romania. Capital: Jassy.
  2. Official name Moldova. Formerly Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic. a republic in SE Europe: formed in 1940 from the former republic of Moldavia and the ceded Romanian territory of Bessarabia. 13,100 sq. mi. (33,929 sq. km). Capital: Kishinev.
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Kishinev

noun
  1. the Russian name for Chişinǎu
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Moldavia

noun
  1. another name for Moldova
  2. a former principality of E Europe, consisting of the basins of the Rivers Prut and Dniester: the E part (Bessarabia) became Moldova; the W part remains a province of Romania
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Moldavia

Latinized form of Moldova.

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