Definitions

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  • adj. Of, or pertaining to Ossetia or Ossetians.
  • n. A member of the Iranian people inhabiting Ossetia.
  • proper n. The Eastern Iranian language spoke by these people.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as Ossetic.

Etymologies

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From Ossetia +‎ -an.

Examples

  • She declared victory Tuesday and performed a traditional Ossetian dance before hundreds of cheering supporters.

    Vote Deals a Blow to Kremlin

  • Backers of the disqualified winner called for a mass meeting in the South Ossetian capital of Tskhinvali on Wednesday, Russian news services reported.

    Vote Deals a Blow to Kremlin

  • Ossetian law inforcement are doing, and I agree with it.

    Global Voices in English » Russia: North Ossetia’s Superstitious Law Enforcement

  • LJ user liza-valieva - North Ossetian journalist Liza Valieva - writes (RUS) about an incident that could have prompted a lighthearted reaction had it not occurred in North Ossetia, an autonomous republic in the North Caucasus region of the Russian Federation, whose people have seen much violence since the collapse of the Soviet Union, including the Sept. 2004 Beslan school hostage crisis:

    Global Voices in English » Russia: North Ossetia’s Superstitious Law Enforcement

  • Conclusions to the roughly 1,000 page report, released on Wednesday by Swiss diplomat Heidi Tagliavini, also found that Russia-backed South Ossetian militias committed atrocities and “ethnic cleansing” of Georgian villages during and since the war.

    Balloon Juice » 2009 » September

  • In 2004, Basayev's bargaining chip was Ossetian children: He demanded that the Kremlin release a group of Chechen separatists, and, more importantly, he demanded recognition of Chechnya's independence and a complete cease-fire in exchange for the lives of the hostages.

    The Roots of Moscow's Chechen Problem

  • The culmination of these attacks was the seizure of a school in the small Ossetian city of Beslan in September 2004.

    The Roots of Moscow's Chechen Problem

  • From the top, Adam Bartnicki, a European military monitor, studies military movements on the South Ossetian side of a ceasefire line.

    Russia-Georgia Relations Remain Frozen Three Years After Shooting War

  • Later, Georgian tanks fought their way into the city, shooting at the Ossetian militia men who resisted.

    The Return

  • An agreement was negotiated, under which South Ossetia achieved de facto autonomy, and peacekeepers commanded by a Joint Control Commission, made up of Georgian, Russian, and South Ossetian representatives, were stationed in the region, along with OSCE monitors.

    The Return

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