Ossetia

noun /əˈsɛtɪə,əˈsiːʃə,ɒ-/
An ethnolinguistic region located on both sides of the Greater Caucasus Mountains, largely inhabited by the Ossetians. Northern part of the region forms North Ossetia-Alania federal subject of Russia. The southern part is South Ossetia.

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  • Ossetia — geographical name region SE Russia in Europe in central Caucasus see Alania, South Ossetia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ossetia — Ossétie Ossétie du Nord et Ossétie du Sud L Ossétie est une région du nord du massif du Caucase, qui se situe de part et d autre de la ligne de crête. Politiquement, elle est actuellement divisée en deux entités : l Ossétie du Nord,… …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Ossetia — /o see sheuh/; Russ. /u sye tyi yeuh/, n. a region in Caucasia: divided between the North Ossetian Autonomous Republic of the Russian Federation and the South Ossetian Autonomous Region of the Georgian Republic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Music of Ossetia — Ossetia is a region, split into South Ossetia in Georgia and North Ossetia in Russia. Ossetian folk music began to be collected and recorded in the late 19th and early 20th century. After the Revolution of 1917, professional music appeared in… …   Wikipedia

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