Meaning of Bessarabian in English:


Pronunciation /ˌbɛsəˈreɪbɪən/


  • Relating to or characteristic of the former European region of Bessarabia or its inhabitants.

    ‘a Bulgarian of Bessarabian descent’
    • ‘The Bessarabian government voted for a total union.’
    • ‘I am the grandson of a Bessarabian rug merchant.’
    • ‘Bessarabian painters of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries concentrated on landscapes and rural themes.’
    • ‘I continue on, more than 250 miles, to the outskirts of a 1,000-year-old Bessarabian fortress city.’
    • ‘In the vicinity of the Bessarabian frontier, the army was already involved in a series of engagements.’


  • A native or inhabitant of the former European region of Bessarabia.

    ‘he was a Bessarabian of noble birth’
    • ‘At a table near the door sat the French Bessarabian.’
    • ‘A Bessarabian was appointed minister of education.’
    • ‘The Bessarabians' living standards improved.’