Ossetia[ä sē′s̸hə, -s̸hē ə]
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region in the N Caucasus
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A region of the central Caucasus. The area was annexed by Russia between 1801 and 1806 and is now split into North Ossetia, an autonomous republic of the Russian Federation, and South Ossetia, a region of Georgia.
- Os·seˈtian adjective & n.