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Ossetia British & World English

A region of the central Caucasus. It is divided by the boundary between Russia and Georgia into two parts, North Ossetia and South Ossetia, and between 1989 and 1992 was the scene of ethnic conflict

Ossetia New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

region of the central Caucasus

North Ossetia British & World English

An autonomous republic of Russia, in the Caucasus on the border with Georgia; population 699,400 (est. 2009); capital, Vladikavkaz

South Ossetia British & World English

An autonomous region of Georgia, situated in the Caucasus on the border with Russia; capital, Tskhinvali