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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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(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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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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