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From the prefix yhdys- and vallat.

Proper noun[edit]

Yhdysvallat pl

  1. The United States (of America), the USA.

Usage notes[edit]

  • When in a very official context, the full name of the country is Amerikan yhdysvallat – that omission is similar to the omission of "of America" in the English name.
  • Unlike in other words in the same declension with Yhdysvallat, the genitive plural for this noun mostly used is the "old-fashioned" Yhdysvaltain, instead of Yhdysvaltojen. However, both of them are accepted, although the former is much more common.



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