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- Usually added to foreign words to form nouns of professions, sciences, etc.; also to form names of countries or lands.
- Added to form names of places or administrative units that the person / people of the main word govern(-s).
-ija (Cyrillic spelling -ија)
- Suffix appended to words to create a masculine or feminine noun, usually denoting a profession, performer or a feature, usually negative.
- The suffix -ija is added to nouns to form the name of a place.