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Banat

[ban-it, bah-nit] /ˈbæn ɪt, ˈbɑ nɪt/
noun
1.
a fertile low-lying region extending through parts of Hungary, Romania, and Serbia.
Origin
< Serbo-Croatian Bànāt < Medieval Latin Banātus (Temesiēnsis); see ban3, -ate3
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Banat

/ˈbænɪt; ˈbɑːnɪt/
noun
1.
a fertile plain extending through Hungary, Romania, and Serbia
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Encyclopedia Article for Banat

ethnically mixed historic region of eastern Europe; it is bounded by Transylvania and Walachia in the east, by the Tisza River in the west, by the Mures River in the north, and by the Danube River in the south. After 1920 Banat was divided among the states of Romania, Yugoslavia, and Hungary. The name banat has its origin in a Persian word meaning lord, or master, and was introduced into Europe by the Avars; it came to mean a frontier province or a district under military governorship.

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