Definition of Karelia in English:
A region of northeastern Europe on the border between Russia and Finland. Following Finland’s declaration of independence in 1917, part of Karelia became a region of Finland and part an autonomous republic of the Soviet Union. After the Russo-Finnish war of 1939–40, the greater part of Finnish Karelia was ceded to the former Soviet Union. The remaining part of Karelia constitutes a province of eastern Finland.
- Example sentences
- In it, Helevou noted that the hand-woven, Finnish Karelian tapestry had a great deal of sentimental value attached to it and would have to be reported to police as stolen if it failed to be returned quickly.
- In the far distance, I can see the twinkling lights of our destination, the beautiful Karelian village of Vuokkiniemi, and above, a faint shimmering blue glow of Northern Lights.
- Jay Honeyman, who is employed by Sustainable Resource Development, and his Karelian bear dog Blaze helped to keep the bear away from developed areas and the golf course.
Pronunciation: /kəˈrēlēən/adjective& noun
Words that rhyme with KareliaAmelia, camellia, Celia, Cordelia, Cornelia, Delia, Elia, epithelia, Montpelier, Ophelia, psychedelia
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