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Li·vo·ni·a

 (lĭ-vō′nē-ə, -vōn′yə)
A region of north-central Europe in southern Estonia and northern Latvia. Originally settled by the Livs, a Finnic people, the area was conquered in the 1200s by German knights, the Livonian Brothers of the Sword. After the dissolution of the order (1561), Livonia was contested by Poland, Russia, and Sweden, finally becoming a Russian province in 1783. In 1918 Livonia was divided between Estonia and Latvia.

Li·vo′ni·an n. & adj.

Livonia

(lɪˈvəʊnɪə)
n
1. (Placename) a former Russian province on the Baltic, north of Lithuania: became Russian in 1721; divided between Estonia and Latvia in 1918
2. (Placename) a city in SE Michigan, west of Detroit. Pop: 99 487 (2003 est)

Li•vo•ni•a

(lɪˈvoʊ ni ə)

n.
1. a former Russian province on the Baltic: now part of Latvia and Estonia.
2. a city in SE Michigan, near Detroit. 105,099.
Li•vo′ni•an, adj., n.
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Noun1.Livonia - a region on the Baltic that is divided between northern Estonia and southern Latvia
Esthonia, Estonia, Republic of Estonia - a republic in northeastern Europe on the Baltic Sea
Latvia, Republic of Latvia - a republic in northeastern Europe on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea
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17 is presented detailed map of Livonija by Dudley Robert, Sir (1574-1649) with a part of the coast which commences with Lockston and finishes with Port Derliuen, showing coastal towns, harbours and islands.
Is tikro Albertas Vaitiekus Kojalavicius-Vijukas (i6i7-i674) pries 360 metu parasytoje "Lietuvos istorijoje" rase: "Vis delto del vieno dalyko visi sutaria: visoje europines Sarmatijos dalyje, apimancioje Prusija, Zemaitija, Kursa, Livonija, Estija, Lietuva, Jotvingija arba Po-leksija ir kai kurias kitas zemes, gerokai toliau nuo Ve-nedu juros esancias, kitados gyvenusias tautas, kuriu ir kalba, ir kilme bendra su lietuviais" (Kojalavicius i988: 44).
Nebst vollstandigen Register uber alle drey Bande, Riga 1774; Indrika hronika 1993--Indrika Livonijas hronika.