Jassy

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Moldavia

[mol-dey-vee-uh, -vyuh]
noun
1.
a region in NE Romania: formerly a principality that united with Wallachia to form Romania. Capital: Jassy.
2.
Official name Moldova. Formerly Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic. a republic in SE Europe: formed in 1940 from the former republic of Moldavia and the ceded Romanian territory of Bessarabia. 13,100 sq. mi. (33,929 sq. km). Capital: Kishinev.
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Jassy (ˈjasi)
 
n
the German name for Iaşi

Moldavia (mɒlˈdeɪvɪə)
 
n
1.  another name for Moldova
2.  a former principality of E Europe, consisting of the basins of the Rivers Prut and Dniester: the E part (Bessarabia) became Moldova; the W part remains a province of Romania

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