Jewish Autonomous Oblast

geographical name \yi-ˈvrā-skə-yə\
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Definition of Jewish Autonomous Oblast

  1. autonomous oblast of eastern Russia in Asia, across the Amur River from China; capital Birobidzhan area 13,900 square miles (36,001 square kilometers), population 176,558 The Jewish Autonomous Oblast was set aside by the Soviet government in 1928 for colonization by Jews.

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