east german


noun

  1. a former country in central Europe: created in 1949 from the Soviet zone of occupied Germany established in 1945: reunited with West Germany in 1990. 41,827 sq. mi. (108,333 sq. km). Capital: East Berlin.

adjective

  1. of or relating to the former republic of East Germany or its inhabitants

noun

  1. a native or inhabitant of the former East Germany

noun

  1. a former republic in N central Europe: established in 1949 and declared a sovereign state by the Soviet Union in 1954; Communist regime replaced by a multiparty democracy in 1989; reunited with West Germany in 1990Official name: German Democratic Republic, (Abbreviation) DDR, (Abbreviation) GDR See also Germany

Former nation in north-central Europe, officially known as the German Democratic Republic from 1949 to 1990, when East and West Germany were reunited. Its capital and largest city was East Berlin.

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