Definition of Bessarabia in English:


Syllabification: Bes·sa·ra·bi·a
Pronunciation: /ˌbesəˈrābēə
A region in eastern Europe between the Dniester and Prut rivers. It was part of Romania 1918–40, but now lies in Moldova and Ukraine.



adjective & noun
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  • Romania gained its independence from the Turks, but Russia acquired the southern Bessarabian region of Romania, for which Romania was compensated with the Dobrudzha territory, a former Turkish region.
  • The fighter, who is a Bulgarian of Bessarabian descent, attacked fearlessly and accumulated points, while not allowing his rival to counterattack.
  • He interpreted Himmler's agenda note as contemplating the repopulation of Lublin with Lorrainers, Germans and Bessarabians.

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