Kishinev

[ kish-uh-nef, -nawf; Russian kyi-shi-nyawf ]
/ ˈkɪʃ əˌnɛf, -ˌnɔf; Russian kyɪ ʃɪˈnyɔf /

noun

a city in and the capital of Moldavia (Moldova), in the central part.
Romanian Chişinău.

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Moldavia

[ mol-dey-vee-uh, -vyuh ]
/ mɒlˈdeɪ vi ə, -vyə /

noun

a region in NE Romania: formerly a principality that united with Wallachia to form Romania. Capital: Jassy.
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

/ (Russian kiʃiˈnjɔf) /

noun

the Russian name for Chişinǎu

British Dictionary definitions for kishinev (2 of 2)

Moldavia

/ (mɒlˈdeɪvɪə) /

noun

another name for Moldova
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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