Ossetia

[ o-see-shuh; Russian uh-sye-tyi-yuh ]
/ ɒˈsi ʃə; Russian ʌˈsyɛ tyɪ yə /

noun

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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Ossetia
/ (ɒˈsiːtjə, ɒˈsɛtjə) /

noun

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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