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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.
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(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
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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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Matios was born in the late 1950s in the Bukovyna region, Ukraine.
Former inhabitants of what is now Ukraine, they were further differentiated according to distinct regional and religious groupings within the Austro-Hungarian Empire: a mostly Ukrainian Orthodox group from a region then known as Bukovyna and a mostly Ukrainian or Greek Catholic group from Galicia.
For example, in Alberta, Buczacz was named after a town in Galicia, Chernowci was named after the capital of Bukovyna, and Kiew after the Ukrainian capital.
Onufriy was the former head of the church in Chernivtsi and Bukovyna, in southwest Ukraine.
George's father, John (Iwan) Klym, in his mid-forties, was born in Bukovyna (Bukovina) in 1891 or 1892, then in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and later part of Rumania, and now shared by Rumania and Ukraine.
Eastern Galicia, Northern Bukovyna, and the Transcarpatian regions belonged to Austria.
The occupations he discusses are the Austrian rule of 1914; Russian occupation between 1914-1915; German-Austrian reoccupation of Galicia, Bukovyna, and the Russian provinces of Volynia and Kholm in 1915-1916; Russian reoccupation of 1916-1918; and German-Austrian occupation of most of the Russian Ukraine in 1918.
The third group consists of extensive entries on ukraine's natural geographical-historical regions such as Bukovyna, Slobidska Ukraine, Southern Ukraine, and so on.
He matched each outfit to the person he knew would be modeling, meaning that if the model was a person whose ancestors had come from Bukovyna, he would put her in a Bukovynian costume, and so forth.