[ o-see-shuh; Russian uh-sye-tyi-yuh ]
/ ɒˈsi ʃə; Russian ʌˈsyɛ tyɪ yə /
a region in Caucasia: divided between North Ossetia of the Russian Federation and the South Ossetian Autonomous Region of the Georgian Republic.
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They moved their missile launchers into Ossetia [the breakaway province they fought over with Georgia].
British Dictionary definitions for ossetia
/ (ɒˈsiːtjə, ɒˈsɛtjə) /
a region of central Asia, in the Caucasus: consists administratively of the North Ossetian Republic in Russia and South Ossetia (formerly an Autonomous Region) in Georgia
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