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[tran-sil-veyn-yuh, -vey-nee-uh] /ˌtræn sɪlˈveɪn yə, -ˈveɪ ni ə/
a region and former province in central Romania: formerly part of Hungary. 24,027 sq. mi. (62,230 sq. km).
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Transylvanian, adjective, noun Unabridged
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  • He became eventually waivode of Transylvania, and governor of Hungary.

    The Romany Rye George Borrow
  • I am going home, to Transylvania, for my people are in trouble and I must go and help them.

    Manasseh Maurus Jokai
  • In Transylvania there are more of them: but their number there is inferior to that of the natives.

    Austria Frederick Shoberl
  • This road in Transylvania for which I had the contract was by no means easy to construct.

    Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez
  • We had an instance of the latter species of madness in Transylvania.

  • When I was down in Transylvania I made a chanson about it all, and set it myself to music.

    Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez
British Dictionary definitions for Transylvania


a region of central and NW Romania: belonged to Hungary from the 11th century until 1918; restored to Romania in 1947
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