Definitions for ossetiaɒˈsi ʃə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a region in Caucasia: divided between the North Ossetian Autonomous Republic of the Russian Federation and the South Ossetian Autonomous Region of the Georgian Republic.
Category: Geography (places)
An ethnolinguistic region located on both sides of the Greater Caucasus Mountains, largely inhabited by the Ossetians. Northern part of the region forms North Ossetia-Alania federal subject of Russia. The southern part is South Ossetia.
Origin: From Осетия, from ოსეთი, from ოსი ‘Ossetian (person)’.