Definition of Commonwealth of Independent States in English:

Commonwealth of Independent States

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proper noun

(also CIS)
  • A confederation of independent states, formerly constituent republics of the Soviet Union, established in 1991. The member states are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Turkmenistan is an associate member.

Pronunciation

Commonwealth of Independent States

/ˌkämənˌwelTH əv indəˌpendənt ˈstāts/ /ˌkɑmənˌwɛlθ əv ɪndəˌpɛndənt ˈsteɪts/