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A region of the central Caucasus. The area was annexed by Russia between 1801 and 1806 and is now split into North Ossetia and South Ossetia.

Os·se′tian adj. & n.
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(ɒˈsiːtjə; ɒˈsɛtjə)
(Placename) a region of central Asia, in the Caucasus: consists administratively of the North Ossetian Republic in Russia and South Ossetia (formerly an Autonomous Region) in Georgia
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(ɒˈsi ʃə)

a region in Caucasia: divided between the North Ossetian Autonomous Republic of the Russian Federation and the South Ossetian Autonomous Region of the Georgian Republic.
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A group of representatives of the Commerce and Industry Chamber of North Ossetia - Alania is on a business trip to Azerbaijan.
Tskhinvali, SANA -- Representing President Bashar al-Assad, Syria's Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad attended a celebration marking the 10th anniversary of Russia recognizing the independence of South Ossetia.
BRUSSELS, May 29 (KUNA) - The European Union condemned Tuesday the decision of the Syrian regime to establish diplomatic relations with the "Georgian breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia." The move "violates international law and the principle of territorial integrity as defined by the United Nations Charter and relevant UN Security Council resolutions," said Maja Kocijancic, spokesperson for EU High Representative Federica Mogherini in a statement.
Moscow: President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty with Georgia's rebel South Ossetia region on Wednesday that almost completely integrates it with Russia, alarming Georgia and the West a year after Moscow took over Crimea.
In a meeting in Ossetia's capital city of Vladikavkaz on Friday, the two sides vowed to do their best to pave the ground for promotion of mutual cooperation.
"To tell the truth, I prefer to trust Georgian Prime Minister what he has said about Abkhazia and South Ossetia," said Merkel.
people and myself personally I congratulate you and the whole people of South Ossetia on the Day of the Republic.
ITAR Tass said that the bus with 24 passengers aboard tumbled down a steep ravine in South Ossetia, a Moscow-backed separatist region.
There have been a number of brief detentions of Georgians in recent weeks, mainly in South Ossetia, another Georgian breakaway area, which was the focus of last year's war between Tbilisi and Moscow.
THE ANNIVERSARY of last year's short war between Russia and Georgia over disputed South Ossetia reached Cyprus this week with both countries holding news conferences to reiterate their sides of the story.
DURING AUGUST 2008, Georgia and Russia engaged in a brief shooting war over South Ossetia. Each country accused die other of igniting the conflict.