Slovakia
or Slovensko geographical name country central Europe; a constituent republic of Czechoslovakia 1918-92 capital Bratislava area 18,923 square miles (49,011 square kilometers), population 5,329,000

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  • Slovakia — [slō vä′kē ə, slōvak′ē ə] country in central Europe: formerly the E constituent republic of Czechoslovakia: 18,933 sq mi (49,036 sq km); pop. 5,297,000; cap. Bratislava: see BOHEMIA2 Slovakian [slōvak′ē ən, slōvä′kēən] adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Slovakia — Slovakian, adj., n. /sloh vah kee euh, vak ee euh/, n. a republic in central Europe: formerly a part of Czechoslovakia; under German protection 1939 45; independent since 1993. 5,393,016; 18,931 sq. mi. (49,035 sq. km). Cap.: Bratislava. Also… …   Universalium

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  • Slovakia —    Following the dismemberment of Czechoslovakia in 1939, the Germans created Slovakia as an independent state. The Germans allowed Father Josef Tiso, a Catholic priest, to become its president, and the nationalist and anti Semitic Hlinka Guard… …   Historical dictionary of the Holocaust

  • Slovakia — Slovenská republika Slowakische Republik …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Slovakia — noun a landlocked republic in central Europe; separated from the Czech Republic in 1993 • Syn: ↑Slovak Republic • Derivationally related forms: ↑Slovakian • Instance Hypernyms: ↑European country, ↑European nation …   Useful english dictionary

  • Slovakia — Slovaquie Slovenská republika (Slovensko) (sk) République slovaque (Slovaquie) (fr) …   Wikipédia en Français

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