Белоруссия

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Etymology[edit]

From historical Бе́лая Русь (Bélaja Rusʹ, White Ruthenia or White Rus), from Old East Slavic Бѣла Русь (Běla Rusĭ, White Ruthenia or White Rus). Cognate with Belarusian Белару́сь (Bjelarúsʹ), later borrowed into Russian Белару́сь (Bjelarúsʹ) as an alternative name, now official. Compare with Ukrainian Білору́сія (Bilorúsija) and Білору́сь (Bilorúsʹ).

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  • IPA(key): [bʲɪɫɐˈrusʲɪjə]
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Proper noun[edit]

Белору́ссия (Belorússijaf inan (genitive Белору́ссии, nominative plural Белору́ссии, genitive plural Белору́ссий, related adjective белору́сский)

  1. (preferred in Russia) Belarus, a country in Eastern Europe
    в Белору́ссииv Belorússiiin Belarus
    в Белору́ссиюv Belorússijuto Belarus
    из Белору́ссииiz Belorússiifrom Belarus
    Synonyms: Белару́сь (Belarúsʹ) (official and preferred in Belarus), Бе́лая Русь (Bélaja Rusʹ) (historical or poetic)

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