Definition of Moldavian in English:

Moldavian

Line breaks: Mol|davian
Pronunciation: /mɒlˈdeɪvɪən
 
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noun

1A native or inhabitant of Moldavia.
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  • 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.
2 [mass noun] The Romanian language as spoken and written (in the Cyrillic alphabet) in Moldavia.
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  • The Soviet authorities changed the name of the Romanian language, spoken by the majority of the population, to Moldavian.

adjective

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Relating to Moldavia, its inhabitants, or their language.
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  • 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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