a region in NE Romania: formerly a principality that united with Wallachia to form Romania. Capital: Jassy.
Official nameMoldova.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.