Tallinn

or Tal·lin

[ tah-lin, tal-in ]
/ ˈtɑ lɪn, ˈtæl ɪn /

noun

a seaport in and the capital of Estonia, on the Gulf of Finland.

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Formerly, Russian, Re·vel [rey-vuhl; Russian rye-vyil] /ˈreɪ vəl; Russian ˈryɛ vyɪl/ . Formerly, German, Re·val [rey-vahl] /ˈreɪ vɑl/ .
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Tallinn

Tallin

/ (ˈtælɪn) /

noun

the capital of Estonia, on the Gulf of Finland: founded by the Danes in 1219; a port and naval base. Pop: 384 000 (2005 est)German name: Reval
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