A portion of territory of one state completely surrounded by territory of another or others, as viewed by the home territory. Compare with enclave.
More example sentences
- The autonomous region of Nakhichevan formed an exclave within Armenia, while a second area, that of Nagorno Karabagh, inhabited by Christian Armenians and claimed by Armenia, lay within the Republic.
- Now a Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania, the city was formerly called Königsberg, the capital of East Prussia and was annexed by the Russians at the end of World War II.
- And the only neighbours of the Russian exclave, Poland and Lithuania, were not invited to the festivities.
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