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Slovakia

[sloh-vah-kee-uh, -vak-ee-uh] /sloʊˈvɑ ki ə, -ˈvæk i ə/
noun
1.
a republic in central Europe: formerly a part of Czechoslovakia; under German protection 1939–45; independent since 1993. 18,931 sq. mi. (49,035 sq. km).
Capital: Bratislava.
Also called Slovak Republic.
Slovak Slovensko
[slaw-ven-skaw] /ˈslɔ vɛn skɔ/ (Show IPA)
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Related forms
Slovakian, adjective, noun
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  • It seemed best that Jozef be sent back to his home in Slovakia in any makeshift way possible.

    Our Little Czecho-Slovak Cousin Clara Vostrovsky Winlow
  • Of these, Slovakia suffered perhaps the most under the scorn, oppression, and exploitation of the Magyar oligarchy.

    Our Little Czecho-Slovak Cousin Clara Vostrovsky Winlow
  • His own dear Slovakia, with its quiet, simple life, was better for him.

    Our Little Czecho-Slovak Cousin Clara Vostrovsky Winlow
  • In Slovakia he found the same persecution of all suspected of lack of sympathy with the plans and purposes of the Central Powers.

    Our Little Czecho-Slovak Cousin Clara Vostrovsky Winlow
British Dictionary definitions for Slovakia

Slovakia

/sləʊˈvækɪə/
noun
1.
a country in central Europe: part of Hungary from the 11th century until 1918, when it united with Bohemia and Moravia to form Czechoslovakia; it became independent in 1993 and joined the EU in 2004. Official language: Slovak. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: koruna. Capital: Bratislava. Pop: 5 488 339 (2013 est). Area: 49 036 sq km (18 940 sq miles)
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Slovakia in Culture
Slovakia [(sluh-vah-kee-uh)]

Republic in central Europe, formed in 1993 out of the former Czechoslovakia. It is bounded on the west by Austria, on the northwest by The Czech Republic, on the north by Poland, on the east by Ukraine, and on the south by Hungary. Its capital is Bratislava.

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