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Bessarabia meaning
[bes-uh-rey-bee-uh]
Definitions of bessarabia is:
  • noun bessarabia
    a region in E Europe, mostly in Moldova and Ukraine: long disputed by the Turks and Russians; a province of Romania from 1918 until 1940. Area: about 44 300 sq km (17 100 sq miles)
  • noun bessarabia
    region in SE Europe, between the Dnestr & Prut rivers: historically associated with Moldavia since the 14th cent.; ceded by Romania to the U.S.S.R. in 1940 & incorporated into the Moldavian S.S.R. (now Moldova)
  • noun bessarabia
    a region in Moldavia (Moldova), on the W shore of the Black Sea: formerly in Romania.