Meaning of Moldavia

Mol•da•vi•a

Pronunciation: (mol-dā'vē-u, -vyu), [key]
— n.
  1. a region in NE Rumania: formerly a principality that united with Wallachia to form Rumania. Cap.: Jassy.
  2. Official name,Formerly,a republic in SE Europe: formed in 1940 from the former republic of Moldavia and the ceded Rumanian territory of Bessarabia. 4,341,000, 13,100 sq. mi. (33,929 sq. km). Cap.: Kishinev.
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