Mo·ra·vi·a (mə-rāvē-ə, mō-)
A region of the central and eastern Czech Republic. Settled by a Slavic people at the end of the sixth century AD, it became an independent kingdom in 870, fell to the Magyars in 906 and later to the Bohemians, came under the rule of the Austrian Habsburgs in 1526, and was incorporated into Czechoslovakia in 1918.
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