- official name of Moldavia(def 2).
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- of or relating to Moldova or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Moldova
- a republic in SE Europe: comprising the E part of the former principality of Moldavia, the E part of which (Bessarabia) was ceded to the Soviet Union in 1940 and formed the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic until it gained independence in 1991; an agricultural region with many vineyards. Official language: Romanian. Religion: nonreligious and Christian. Currency: leu. Capital: Chişinǎu (Kishinev). Pop: 3 619 925 (2013 est). Area: 33 670 sq km (13 000 sq miles)Also called: Moldavia (mɒlˈdeɪvɪə)
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Word Origin and History for moldovan
country in Eastern Europe, named for the river through it, probably from PIE root *mel- "dark, soiled, black."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
This former member of the Soviet Union declared its independence in 1991.
The Soviet Union took Moldova from Romania in 1940; most of its people speak Romanian.
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