[soo-deyt-n-land; German zoo-deyt-n-lahnt]
- a mountainous region in the N Czech Republic, including the Sudeten and the Erzgebirge: annexed by Germany 1938; returned to Czechoslovakia 1945.
Also called Sudeten.
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- a mountainous region of the N Czech Republic: part of Czechoslovakia (1919–38; 1945–93); occupied by Germany (1938–45)Also called: the Sudeten
Word Origin and History for sudetenland
from German, named for the Sudeten Mountains; mentioned by Ptolemy (2c.) but of unknown origin, perhaps Illyrian.
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