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Syllabification: Mol·da·vi·an
Pronunciation: /mälˈdāvēən, mô-

Definition of Moldavian in English:


1A native or inhabitant of Moldavia.
Example sentences
  • We are being given no more choice about fighting violent expansionists than were the Franks and Spaniards of the 8th century or the Hungarians and Moldavians of the 16th.
  • Its cuisine betrays historical connections with Byzantine cookery, Greece, and Turkey (which effectively ruled the Moldavians for 300 years), besides the two immediate neighbours.
  • While 98% of the population are Eastern Orthodox believers, some Moldavians are Protestant and Jewish.
2The Romanian language as spoken and written (in the Cyrillic alphabet) in Moldavia.
Example sentences
  • The Soviet authorities changed the name of the Romanian language, spoken by the majority of the population, to Moldavian.


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Relating to Moldavia, its inhabitants, or their language.
Example sentences
  • The Council had expressed its concern about the media situation in Moldova, requesting Moldavian authorities to ensure that press rights were respected.
  • Two Moldavian policemen were killed when they tried to stop delivery of a consignment to ethnic Gagauz militants, according to local press accounts.
  • In the introduction, Cooper reveals that at the beginning of the war Paddy was living with ‘the first great love of his life’ on a rambling Moldavian estate.

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