Moldova

Moldova

[mawl-doh-vuh]
noun
official name of Moldavia ( def 2 ).

Moldovan, adjective, noun
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Moldova (mɒlˈdəʊvə)
 
n
Also called: Moldavia a republic in SE Europe: comprising the E part of the former principality of Moldavia, the E part of which (Bessarabia) was ceded to the Soviet Union in 1940 and formed the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic until it gained independence in 1991; an agricultural region with many vineyards. Official language: Romanian. Religion: nonreligious and Christian. Currency: leu. Capital: Chişinǎu (Kishinev). Pop: 4 263 000 (2004 est). Area: 33 670 sq km (13 000 sq miles)

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Moldova [(mol-doh-vuh)]

Republic in eastern Europe, bordered by Ukraine to the north and east, the Black Sea to the south, and Romania to the west. Its capital and largest city is Kishinev.

Note: This former member of the Soviet Union declared its independence in 1991.
Note: The Soviet Union took Moldova from Romania in 1940; most of its people speak Romanian.
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