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A region of central and eastern Russia stretching from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Inhabited by a variety of peoples including the Ostyak, Chukchi, Evenki, and Yakut, Siberia was annexed by Russia in stages during the 1500s and 1600s. Long used as a place of exile for political prisoners, Siberia began to be developed for its mineral resources after the completion of the Trans-Siberian Railroad in the early 20th century.
Si·be′ri·an adj. & n.
A remote undesirable locale: "exiled to the Registry of Motor Vehicles—the Siberia of state government" (Howie Carr).
(Placename) a vast region of Russia and N Kazakhstan: extends from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific and from the Arctic Ocean to the borders with China and Mongolia; colonized after the building of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Area: 13 807 037 sq km (5 330 896 sq miles)
Si•be•ri•a(saɪˈbɪər i ə)
a part of the Russian Federation in N Asia, from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific.
Si•be′ri•an, adj., n.
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|Noun||1.||Siberia - a vast Asian region of Russia; famous for long cold winters|
Khabarovsk - an administrative territory in Russia on the eastern coast of Siberia
Russian Federation, Russia - a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state
Kamchatka Peninsula - a peninsula in eastern Siberia; between Bering Sea and Sea of Okhotsk
Angara, Angara River, Upper Tunguska, Tunguska - a river in southeastern Siberia that flows northwest from Lake Baikal to become a tributary of the Yenisei River
Baikal, Baykal, Lake Baikal, Lake Baykal - the largest freshwater lake in Asia or Europe and the deepest lake in the world
Indigirka, Indigirka River - a river in far eastern Siberia that flows generally northward to the Arctic Ocean
Irtish, Irtish River, Irtysh, Irtysh River - an Asian river that rises in the Altai Mountains in northern China and flows generally northwest to become a tributary of the Ob River
Ob, Ob River - a major river of western Siberia; flows generally northward and westward to the Gulf of Ob and the Kara Sea
Sayan Mountains - a range of mountains in southern Siberia to the west of Lake Baikal; contain important mineral deposits
Lower Tunguska, Tunguska - a river that arises to the north of Lake Baikal and flows north and west to the Yenisei River
Stony Tunguska, Tunguska - a river in Siberia that flows northwest to become a tributary of the Yenisei River
Yenisei, Yenisei River, Yenisey, Yenisey River - a Russian river in Siberia; rises in mountains near the Mongolian border and flows generally northward into the Kara Sea
Nganasan - a member of the Samoyedic people living on the Taimyr Peninsula in Siberia
Yeniseian - a member of one of the groups living in the Yenisei river valley in western Siberia
Siberian - a native or inhabitant of Siberia
Siberia[saɪˈbɪərɪə] N → Siberia f
Siberia[saɪˈbɪəriə] n → Sibérie f
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