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Slovakia Syllabification: Slo·va·ki·a
Pronunciation: /slōˈväkēə/

Definition of Slovakia in English:

A country in central Europe; population 5,463,000 (est. 2009); capital, Bratislava; languages, Slovak (official) and Hungarian.

Slovakia was dominated by Hungary until it declared independence in 1918 and united with the Czech-speaking areas of Bohemia and Moravia to form Czechoslovakia. The eastern of the two constituent republics of Czechoslovakia, Slovakia became independent on the partition of that country on January 1, 1993. It joined NATO and the EU in 2004

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