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Type Country, Political Subdivision & Region
Pronounced Pron. /kɹaɪ.ˈmiː.ə/(English) /kɹaɪ.ˈmɪ.ə/(English) /kri.ˈmɛ.a/(Italian) /kɾi.ˈme.a/(Spanish)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From Crimean Tatar Qırım, which is of uncertain origin. It may have been derived from a corruption of Latin Cimmerium or Greek Κιμμερικόν (Kimmerikon), the name of an ancient city, from Old Turkic qurum meaning "protection, defense" or qirum meaning "fosse, trench", or Ancient Greek κρημνοί (kremnoi) meaning "cliffs". This is the name of a peninsula in Eastern Europe bordering the Black Sea. It is also the name of a Turkic khanate that lasted from 1441 to 1783 as well as a disputed territory claimed by both Ukraine and Russia.
Added 9/26/2016 by HL
Edited 11/9/2021 by HL