Ossetia

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Borrowing from Russian Осетия (Osetija), from Georgian ოსეთი (oset’i), from ოსი (osi, Ossetian (person)).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /əˈsɛtɪə/, /əˈsiːʃə/, /ɒ-/

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Ossetia

  1. An ethnolinguistic region located on both sides of the Greater Caucasus Mountains, largely inhabited by the Ossetians. The northern part of the region forms North Ossetia-Alania federal subject of Russia. The southern part is South Ossetia.

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