Definition of Bessarabia in English:


Line breaks: Bess|arabia
Pronunciation: /ˌbɛsəˈreɪbɪə
A region in eastern Europe between the Dniester and Prut Rivers, from 1918 to 1940 part of Romania. The major part of the region now falls in Moldova, the remainder in Ukraine.



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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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