Definition of Macedonia in English :

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Macedonia meaning in English

Meaning of Macedonia in English

Pronunciation of Macedonia in English

Macedonia pronunciation in English

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1. macedonia

landlocked republic on the Balkan Peninsula; achieved independence from Yugoslavia in 1991

2. macedon, macedonia, makedonija

the ancient kingdom of Philip II and Alexander the Great in the southeastern Balkans that is now divided among modern Macedonia and Greece and Bulgaria

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a country in SE Europe, comprising the NW half of ancient Macedon: it became part of the kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (subsequently Yugoslavia) in 1913; it declared independence in 1992, but Greece objected to the use of the historical name Macedonia; in 1993 it was recognized by the UN under its current official name. Official language: Macedonian. Religion: Orthodox Christian majority, Muslim minority. Currency: denar. Capital: Skopje. Pop: 2 083 160 (2017 est). Area: 25 713 sq km (10 028 sq miles)
. Serbian name: Makedonija. Official name: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, FYROM
an area of N Greece, comprising the regions of Macedonia Central, Macedonia West, and part of Macedonia East and Thrace
. Modern Greek name: Makedhonia
a district of SW Bulgaria, now occupied by Blagoevgrad province. Area: 6465 sq km (2496 sq miles)

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ancient kingdom in SE Europe: now a region divided among Greece, the country of Macedonia, & Bulgaria
country in the Balkan Peninsula: formerly (1946-91) a constituent republic of Yugoslavia: 9,928 sq mi (25,713 sq km); pop. 1,937,000; cap. Skopje
: in full Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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1. A region of southeast Europe on the Balkan Peninsula roughly coextensive with ancient Macedon and including parts of modern-day Greece, Bulgaria, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. After the fall of the Alexandrian empire, it was held by Romans, Byzantines, Bulgars, Serbs, and Turks. The present division was largely determined after the Second Balkan War (1913).
2. A country of the south-central Balkan Peninsula. It was a constituent republic of the former Yugoslavia until it declared its independence in 1991. Skopje is the capital and the largest city.
3. See Macedon.

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