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also Bu·co·vi·na  (bo͞o′kə-vē′nə)
A historical region of eastern Europe in western Ukraine and northeast Romania. A part of the Roman province of Dacia, it was overrun by Germanic and Turkic peoples after the third century ad. The area was later controlled by Kiev, the Ottoman Empire, and Austria.


(ˌbuːkəˈviːnə) or


(Placename) a region of E central Europe, part of the NE Carpathians: the north was seized by the Soviet Union (1940) and later became part of Ukraine; the south remained Romanian


or Bu•ko•vi•na

(ˌbu kəˈvi nə)

a region in E central Europe, formerly a district in N Romania: now divided between Romania and Ukraine. 4031 sq. mi. (10,440 sq. km).
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I find that the district he named is in the extreme east of the country, just on the borders of three states, Transylvania, Moldavia, and Bukovina, in the midst of the Carpathian mountains; one of the wildest and least known portions of Europe.
He will now come on to Bukovina, and return tomorrow or the next day, better the next day.
To which the stranger replied, "That is why, I suppose, you wished him to go on to Bukovina.
Then the driver cracked his whip and called to his horses, and off they swept on their way to Bukovina.
Forestry Okalice, Maszewo, Bukovina, Cewice, Jeziernik, Uniesin, Arboretum in Okalicach
From praising the sovereign to vehement critiques at his address was only a step; this shift was accomplished in a short period of time and debuted with the territorial losses in the summer of 1940, when Romania lost approximately a third of its territory and a tird of the population: Bessarabia (then occupied by the Soviet Union), North-Western Transylvania with Bukovina (Romanian territory taken by Hungary) and Dobrudja (which, following the Treaty of Craiova, was given to Bulgaria) (Midan, 2008: 284-357).
However, the church's leader, currently Metropolitan Onu-fry of Chernovtsy and Bukovina, although elected by the synod, has to be approved by Moscow.
During his travels through Europe, Marino noted the existence and the persistence of a collective forma mentis at the inhabitants of former Austro-Hungarian regions such as Austria, Bohemia, Moravia, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Banat, Transylvania, Bukovina, a feeling which could facilitate the creation of a confederation also from an interethnic understanding angle (13).
Becoming Habsburg; the Jews of Austrian Bukovina, 1774-1918.
1] Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Department, Bukovina State Medical University, Ukraine [2] Microbiology and Virology Department, Bukovina State Medical University, Ukraine [3] Regional Clinical Hospital, Chernivtsi, Ukraine
In late June 1940, the Soviet Union demanded from Romania the cession of both Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina.
Significant portions of its conquests--eastern Poland, eastern Finland, the Baltic nations (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania), Bukovina and Bessarabia ("now called Moldova")--were made part of the Soviet Union itself, losing, for a time, their distinct national identities.