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Type Political Subdivision & Region
Usage English

Meaning & History

From Russian Карелия (Kareliya), which is from Karelian and Finnish Karjala derived from Finnish karja meaning "cattle, livestock" combined with the suffix -la denoting location. This is the name of a region in northern Europe as well as a federal subject of Russia.
Added 6/3/2016 by HL
Edited 9/13/2021 by HL