former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
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- A provisional designation (pending resolution of a naming dispute with Greece) used by many international organizations to refer to the Republic of Macedonia, a country on the Balkan Peninsula. (Abbreviated FYROM.)
The word "former" (and the definite article "the" if used) are explicitly and intentionally in lower case, as this is a "provisional designation" and not the present or intended name of the state.
provisional designation of the Republic of Macedonia — See also translations at : Republic of Macedonia, Macedonia