Definition of krai in English:


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Pronunciation: /krʌɪ
(also kray)

noun (plural krais)

An administrative territory of Russia. In pre-revolutionary times krais were each made up of a number of provinces, becoming in 1924 large administrative units in the Soviet territorial system.
More example sentences
  • In November 1943 over 60,000 Karachai were deported from Stavropol krai.


from Russian kraĭ 'edge, border'.

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