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A region of central and eastern Russia stretching from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Inhabited by a variety of peoples including the Ostyak, Chukchi, Evenki, and Yakut, Siberia was annexed by Russia in stages during the 1500s and 1600s. Long used as a place of exile for political prisoners, Siberia began to be developed for its mineral resources after the completion of the Trans-Siberian Railroad in the early 20th century.
Si·be′ri·an adj. & n.
A remote undesirable locale: "exiled to the Registry of Motor Vehicles—the Siberia of state government" (Howie Carr).
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(Placename) of or relating to Siberia or its inhabitants
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Siberia
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|Noun||1.||Siberian - a native or inhabitant of Siberia |
Siberia - a vast Asian region of Russia; famous for long cold winters
Russian - a native or inhabitant of Russia
Chukchi - a member of an indigenous people living on the Chukchi Peninsula
|Adj.||1.||Siberian - of or relating to or characteristic of Siberia or the Siberians; "Siberian natural resources"; "Siberian coal miners"; "the Siberian tundra"|
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