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  • IPA(key): /mɔlˈdaːvi.ən/
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Proper noun[edit]

Moldawien n (proper noun, genitive Moldawiens or (optionally with an article) Moldawien)

  1. (common but unofficial) Moldova (a country in Eastern Europe)
  2. Moldavia (historical region comprising parts of modern Romania and Moldova)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The official designation for the Republic of Moldova is Republik Moldau in Germany and Austria, and Republik Moldova in Switzerland. These names are fairly rare outside of state documents.

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