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Lithuania

Lith·u·a·ni·a

 (lĭth′o͞o-ā′nē-ə)
A country of north-central Europe on the Baltic Sea. Settled perhaps as early as 1500 bc, the area was unified in the 1200s and became one of the largest states of medieval Europe. Lithuania merged with Poland in 1569 but was absorbed into Russia by three partitions of Poland (1772, 1793, and 1795). The independent country of Lithuania existed from 1918 to 1940, when it became a constituent republic of the USSR. Occupied by Germany from 1941 to 1944, it reverted to Soviet rule after World War II and was known as the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic before achieving independence in 1991. Vilnius is the capital and the largest city.
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Lithuania

(ˌlɪθjʊˈeɪnɪə)
n
(Placename) a republic in NE Europe, on the Baltic Sea: a grand duchy in medieval times; united with Poland in 1569; occupied by Russia in 1795 and by Germany during World War I; independent Lithuania formed in 1918, but occupied by Soviet troops in 1919 and then by Poland; became a Soviet republic in 1940; unilaterally declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1990; recognized as independent in 1991; joined the EU in 2004. Official language: Lithuanian. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: litas. Capital: Vilnius. Pop: 3 515 858 (2013 est). Area: 65 200 sq km (25 174 sq miles). Also called: Lithuanian Republic Lithuanian name: Lietuva
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Lith•u•a•ni•a

(ˌlɪθ uˈeɪ ni ə)

n.
a republic in N Europe, on the Baltic, S of Latvia: an independent state 1918–40; annexed by the Soviet Union 1940; regained independence 1991. 3,584,966; 25,174 sq. mi. (65,200 sq. km). Cap.: Vilnius. Lithuanian, Lietuva.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Lithuania - a republic in northeastern Europe on the Baltic SeaLithuania - a republic in northeastern Europe on the Baltic Sea
Klaipeda, Memel - a city in western Lithuania on the Baltic Sea; formerly an important trading town of the Hanseatic League
capital of Lithuania, Vilna, Vilnius, Vilno, Wilno - the capital and largest city of Lithuania; located in southeastern Lithuania
Kaunas, Kovna, Kovno - a city in central Lithuania
Lithuanian - a native or inhabitant of Lithuania
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Translations
Litva
Litauen
LitovioLitovujo
Leedu
Liettua
लिथुआनिया
Litva
Litvánia
Lithuania
リトアニア
리투아니아
Lietuva
Lietuva
Lituania
Litva
Litva
Litauen
ประเทศลิทัวเนีย
nước Lithuania

Lithuania

[ˌlɪθjʊˈeɪnɪə] NLituania f
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Lithuania

[ˌlɪθjuˈeɪniə] nLituanie f
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Lithuania

nLitauen nt
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Lithuania

[ˌlɪθjʊˈeɪnɪə] nLituania
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Lithuania

لَوتُوَانْيَاً Litva Litauen Litauen Λιθουανία Lituania Liettua Lituanie Litva Lituania リトアニア 리투아니아 Litouwen Litauen Litwa Lituânia Литва Litauen ประเทศลิทัวเนีย Litvanya nước Lithuania 立陶宛
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The reader, who perhaps has never held much converse in the language of far-off Lithuania, will be glad of the explanation that the place was the rear room of a saloon in that part of Chicago known as "back of the yards." This information is definite and suited to the matter of fact; but how pitifully inadequate it would have seemed to one who understood that it was also the supreme hour of ecstasy in the life of one of God's gentlest creatures, the scene of the wedding feast and the joy-transfiguration of little Ona Lukoszaite!
It was one of the laws of the veselija that no one goes hungry; and, while a rule made in the forests of Lithuania is hard to apply in the stockyards district of Chicago, with its quarter of a million inhabitants, still they did their best, and the children who ran in from the street, and even the dogs, went out again happier.
Ona had grown used to it as the solution of all difficulties--"I will work harder!" He had said that in Lithuania when one official had taken his passport from him, and another had arrested him for being without it, and the two had divided a third of his belongings.
Here fluttered many an outland pennon, bearing symbol and blazonry from the banks of the Danube, the wilds of Lithuania and the mountain strongholds of Hungary; for chivalry was of no clime and of no race, nor was any land so wild that the fame and name of the prince had not sounded through it from border to border.
I would not join these two issues, as we have to remember that Russian gas is transported through Lithuania to the Kaliningrad region [a Russian enclave in the EU - Ed].
peace process with the president of Lithuania, who is the current head of the
However, it is likely that Lithuania will not make an official goal to adopt the euro.
Lithuania bounced back from below-par efforts against Slovakia and Great Britain to thrash wellregarded Belarus 68-50 on Saturday.
The Viking Project also involves the connection of Odessa with Lithuania through Belarus by railways.
23 November 2009 - Lithuania's economy will continue to be sluggish for at least two-three years after this year's deep recession although it has started to stabilise, Moody's said on Monday in its annual sovereign credit report on the Baltic country.
The ideas of Joseph Schumpeter (1943) can be drawn upon in the case of Lithuania to emphasize the importance of innovation on one hand, and the danger of stagnation on the other.
Since Lithuania's independence in the early 1990's, tourism has been an important part of the economy.