oblast

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noun ob·last \ˈä-ˌblast, ˈȯ-, -bləst\

Definition of oblast

plural

oblasts

also

oblasti

play \ˈä-ˌbla-stē, ˈȯ-, -blə-\
  1. :  a political subdivision of Imperial Russia or a republic of the U.S.S.R. or of the Russian Federation

Origin and Etymology of oblast

Russian oblast'


First Known Use: 1844

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