BY

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See also: by, by-, by., -by, .by, b'y, and

Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Byelorussia, the former name of Belarus until 1991.

Symbol[edit]

BY

  1. (international standards) ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code for Belarus since 1992.
    Synonym: BLR (alpha-3)
  2. (international standards, obsolete) Former ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code for Byelorussian SSR from 1974 to 1992.
    Synonym: BYS (alpha-3)

Usage notes[edit]

Despite being part of the Soviet Union, the Byelorussian SSR was granted a code on the first publication of ISO 3166 in 1974 due to being a member of the United Nations.