Definition of krai in English:

krai

(also kray)

noun

  • An administrative territory of Russia. In pre-revolutionary times krais were each made up of a number of provinces, becoming in 1924 large administrative units in the Soviet territorial system.

    • ‘In November 1943 over 60,000 Karachai were deported from Stavropol krai.’

Origin

From Russian kraĭ ‘edge, border’.

Pronunciation

krai

/krʌɪ/