Meaning of krai in English:


Pronunciation /krʌɪ/

nounplural noun krais

(also kray)
  • An administrative territory of Russia. In pre-revolutionary times krais were each made up of a number of provinces, becoming in 1924 large administrative units in the Soviet territorial system.

    • ‘In November 1943 over 60,000 Karachai were deported from Stavropol krai.’


From Russian kraĭ ‘edge, border’.