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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A region of north-central Europe in southern Estonia and northern Latvia. Originally settled by the Livs, a Finnic people, the area was conquered in the 1200s by German knights, the Livonian Brothers of the Sword. After the dissolution of the order (1561), Livonia was contested by Poland, Russia, and Sweden, finally becoming a Russian province in 1783. In 1918 Livonia was divided between Estonia and Latvia.

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  • proper noun A historical region in the Baltic, south of the Gulf of Finland, now divided and constituting southern Estonia and northern Latvia.
  • proper noun Any of various towns in the USA.

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  • noun a region on the Baltic that is divided between northern Estonia and southern Latvia

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