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EtymologyEdit

From Bering +‎ -ia, coined by the Swedish botanist Eric Hultén in 1937.

Proper nounEdit

Beringia

  1. The Bering land bridge, a geographical phenomenon roughly 1,000 miles (1,600 km) wide (north to south) at its greatest extent, which joined present-day Alaska and eastern Siberia at various times during the Pleistocene ice ages; the land bridge previously occupying what is now the Bering Strait.
  2. All the land between the Lena river in Russia and the Mackenzie river in Canada

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