Macedonia

geographical name
Mac·​e·​do·​nia | \ ˌma-sə-ˈdō-nē-ə How to pronounce Macedonia (audio) , -nyə \

Definition of Macedonia

1 region of southern Europe in the Balkan Peninsula in northeastern Greece, the former Yugoslav section of North Macedonia, and southwestern Bulgaria including territory of the ancient kingdom of Macedonia (or Mac*e*don \ ˈma-​sə-​dən How to pronounce Macedonia (audio) , -​ˌdän \ capital Pella)
2 or now officially North Macedonia landlocked country in the south central Balkan Peninsula; a federated republic of Yugoslavia 1946–92; capital Skopje area 9928 square miles (25,714 square kilometers), population 2,063,000

see also macedonian sense 2

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“Macedonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Macedonia. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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