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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; official names: Republik Moldau (Germany and Austria) and Republik Moldova (Switzerland))
  2. Moldova, Western Moldavia (a region in eastern Romania adjacent to the country of Moldova, once part of the principality of 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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