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 (trăn′sĭl-vān′yə, -vā′nē-ə)
A historical region of western Romania bounded by the Carpathian Mountains. Part of the Roman province of Dacia after ad 107, it was later overrun by Germanic peoples and came under Hungarian rule in 1003. Transylvania passed to various powers over the following centuries and finally became part of modern-day Romania in the early 20th century.

Tran′syl·va′ni·an adj. & n.
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(Placename) a region of central and NW Romania: belonged to Hungary from the 11th century until 1918; restored to Romania in 1947
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(ˌtræn sɪlˈveɪn yə, -ˈveɪ ni ə)

a region in central Romania: formerly part of Hungary. 24,027 sq. mi. (62,230 sq. km).
Tran`syl•va′nian, adj., n.
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Noun1.Transylvania - a historical plateau region in northwestern Romania that is separated from the rest of the country by the Transylvanian Alps; originally part of Hungary; incorporated into Romania at the end of World War I
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For example: In memory of the brave soldier Ganea Teodor from the 69th Infantry Regiment, Dorohoi, killed in the holy fight for the liberation of Ardeal, August 30, 1916.
Grigore Ureche wrote in Letopisetul Tarii Moldovei/ 'The Chronicle of Moldavia', that: "The Romanians living in the Hungarian Country and Ardeal and Maramures, have the same origin as the Moldavians and they all come from Rome".
(20) Lorant Tilkovsky, "Miscarile Caranesti din Ardeal in 1831 si legaturile lor cu 'rascoala holerei' din Slovacia de Est," Studii, no.
In time they had contributed to the Romanian culture development (monasteries from the North of Oltenia, from Bucovina, churches from Ardeal, cave churches etc.).
Rarement elle est bienveillante (en Ardeal ou Banat on croit qu'elle indique le bon chemin aux enfants perdus dans la foret).
(2001), Introducere in filozofia structural-fenomenologica [The Introduction In the Structural-Phenomenological Philosophy], Targu-Mures: The Ardeal Publishing House
Mosely will study the issue of "neighborhoods" in Ardeal (62).
Iuliu Bodola was amongst the 49 players of teams from Bucharest, Craiova, Ploiesti, Petrosani, Resita and other towns who, in autumn 1940, folowwing the Decree from Vienna, passed the border in order to try to make arrangements with teams from Hungary and Northern Ardeal. Together with Nicolae Kovacs from Football Club Ploiesti, Augustin Juhasz, Rudolf Demetrovici from Venus Bucharest, Francisc Spilmann, from UDR Resita, he signed with the Athletic Club Oradea (Nagyvaradi Athletikai Club), team where he performed between 1940 and 1944.
We randomly selected, during regional conferences, 45-50 family doctors from each great province (Ardeal, Moldova, Muntenia) of Romania and asked them to participate.
(3) Metropolitan Justin Moisescu, subsequently a patriarch of the ROC, was one leader of delegations, as was metropolitan Antoine of Ardeal; they were seconded by professors Nicolae Chitescu, Liviu Stan, Dumitru Popescu, Ion Bria, Viorel Ionita., and Aurel Jivi.
The Hurmuzachi IX 655/9 documents have several statements on the trade of honey and bee wax: "Most of the wax is exported towards Venice and Austria through Ardeal and Galitia, up to 450.000 ocale each year.
Astfel el se prezinta: "Datele nascutului/ Din luna prierului/ Ziua treisprezeciului/ Anul patruscinciului/ Gheorghe-al Niculescului,/ Copilul munteanului/ Zis si al cismarului/ Din zona Ciortestiului,/ Malul Vasluietului/ Movila Burcelului/ Din tinutul Iasiului;/ Azi om al Ardeal ului/ De pe valea Jiului;/ Prieten al umorului/ si al rebusismului/ si-al paradoxismului".