རྒྱ་སེར

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Tibetan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From རྒྱ (rgya, expanse, empire) +‎ སེར་པོ (ser po, yellow). Compare རྒྱ་ནག (rgya nag, China, literally black expanse) and རྒྱ་གར (rgya gar, India, literally white expanse); the choice of yellow for Russia is unclear, but may reference the Golden Horde.

Proper noun[edit]

རྒྱསེར (rgya ser)

  1. (historical) Russia

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