geographical name Ka·re·lia \kə-ˈrē-lē-ə, -ˈrēl-yə\
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\kə-ˈrē-lē-ə, -ˈrēl-yə\play

Definition of Karelia

  1. autonomous republic of northwestern Russia in Europe bordering on Finland and the White Sea; formerly (1940–56), as the Karelo–Finnish Republic\kə-ˈrē-(ˌ)lō-ˈfi-nish\ play , a constituent republic of the U.S.S.R.; capital Petrozadovsk area 66,564 square miles (172,401 square kilometers), population 643,548

  1. —see also karelian

KARELIA Defined for English Language Learners


geographical name Ka·re·lia \kə-ˈrē-lē-ə, -ˈrēl-yə\

Definition of Karelia for English Language Learners

  • : region of Europe

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