Definition of krai in English:

krai

Line breaks: krai
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.

Origin

from Russian kraĭ 'edge, border'.

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