an autonomous republic in the NW Russian Federation in Europe. 66,500 sq. mi. (172,240 sq. km).
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-/ […]
/ˈkɑːrɛəŋɡəʊ/ noun 1. an edible Pacific seaweed, Porphyra columbina