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oblast

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noun ob·last \ˈä-ˌblast, ˈȯ-, -bləst\

Definition of oblast

plural

oblasts

also

oblasti

play \-ˌblas-tē, -bləs-\
  1. :  a political subdivision of Imperial Russia or a republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or of the Russian Federation



Origin and Etymology of oblast

Russian oblast'


First Known Use: circa 1886


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