меньшинство

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ме́ньше (ménʹše) +‎ -инство́ (-instvó), calque of French minorité.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [mʲɪnʲʂɨnstˈvo]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

меньшинство́ (menʹšinstvón inan (genitive меньшинства́, nominative plural меньши́нства, genitive plural меньши́нств)

  1. minority (subgroup that does not form a numerical majority)
    Antonym: большинство́ (bolʹšinstvó)

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