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Definition of Moldova
- a landlocked country in SE Europe, between Romania and Ukraine; population 4,320,700 (est. 2009); languages, Moldavian (official), Russian; capital, Chişinău. Also called Moldavia.
A former constituent republic of the Soviet Union, Moldova was formed from territory ceded by Romania in 1940. It became independent as a member of the Commonwealth of Independent States in 1991