[kuh-reel-yuh; Russian kuh-rye-lyi-yuh] /kəˈril yə; Russian kʌˈryɛ lyɪ yə/
a region in the NW Russian Federation in Europe, comprising Lake Ladoga and Onega Lake and the adjoining area along the E border of Finland.
/kəˈriːlɪə; Russian kaˈreljə/
a region of NE Europe comprising areas of both Finland and Russia. Following the Russo-Finnish War (1939–40) a large part of what had been Finnish Karelia was annexed by the former Soviet Union; together with the part of Karelia which already belonged to Russia at that time, it corresponds roughly to the modern Karelian Republic in Russia
another name for the Karelian Republic
noun 1. an autonomous republic in the NW Russian Federation in Europe. 66,500 sq. mi. (172,240 sq. km). Capital: Petrozavodsk.
noun 1. a narrow strip of land between Lake Ladoga and the Gulf of Finland, in the NW Russian Federation. noun 1. a strip of land, now in Russia, between the Gulf of Finland and Lake Ladoga: annexed by the former Soviet Union after the Russo-Finnish War (1939–40)
- Karelian republic
noun 1. a constituent republic of NW Russia between the White Sea and Lakes Onega and Ladoga. Capital: Petrozavodsk. Pop: 716 700 (2002). Area: 172 400 sq km (66 560 sq miles) Also called Karelia
[kuh-ren] /kəˈrɛn/ noun, plural Karens (especially collectively) Karen. 1. a group of people of eastern and southern Burma (Myanmar). 2. one of these people. 3. the language of the Karen, a Tibeto-Burman language of the Sino-Tibetan family. adjective 4. of or relating to the Karen people or their language. [kar-uh n, kahr-] /ˈkær ən, ˈkɑr-/ […]