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Macedonia

[ mas-i-doh-nee-uh, -dohn-yuh ]
/ ˌmæs ɪˈdoʊ ni ə, -ˈdoʊn yə /
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noun
Also Mac·e·don [mas-i-don]. /ˈmæs ɪˌdɒn/. an ancient kingdom in the Balkan Peninsula, in S Europe: now a region in N Greece, SW Bulgaria, and the Republic of Macedonia.
a republic in S Europe: formerly (1945–92) a constituent republic of Yugoslavia. 9,928 sq. mi. (25,713 sq. km). Capital: Skopje.

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British Dictionary definitions for Macedonia

Macedonia
/ (ˌmæsɪˈdəʊnɪə) /

noun
a country in SE Europe, comprising the NW half of ancient Macedon: it became part of the kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (subsequently Yugoslavia) in 1913; it declared independence in 1992, but Greece objected to the use of the historical name Macedonia; in 1993 it was recognized by the UN under its current official name. Official language: Macedonian. Religion: Christian majority, Muslim, nonreligious, and Jewish minorities. Currency: denar. Capital: Skopje. Pop: 2 087 171 (2013 est). Area: 25 713 sq km (10 028 sq miles)Serbian name: Makedonija Official name: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, FYROM
an area of N Greece, comprising the regions of Macedonia Central, Macedonia West, and part of Macedonia East and ThraceModern Greek name: Makedhonia
a district of SW Bulgaria, now occupied by Blagoevgrad province. Area: 6465 sq km (2496 sq miles)
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Cultural definitions for Macedonia

Macedonia
[ (mas-uh-doh-nee-uh, mas-uh-dohn-yuh) ]

Republic in southeastern Europe on the west Balkan Peninsula, bordered by Yugoslavia to the north, Bulgaria to the east, Greece to the south, and Albania to the west. Its capital and largest city is Skopje.

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Macedonia is part of a mountainous region of the Balkan Peninsula, also called Macedonia, that was once ruled by the Ottoman Empire and divided in 1912 among Greece, Bulgaria, and Serbia (later Yugoslavia).

notes for Macedonia

Greece has objected to the republic's adoption of the name Macedonia, which is also the name of a Greek province and which to the Greeks has been historically associated with Alexander the Great and ancient Greece.

notes for Macedonia

The country has been marked by conflict between minority ethnic Albanians and majority Slavs.
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