Little Russian

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Little Russian

  1. (obsolete) The Ukrainian language, especially when (possibly erroneously) considered to be mutually intelligible with the Russian ("Great Russian") and Belarusian ("White Russian") languages.

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Little Russian (plural Little Russians)

  1. (historical, chiefly in a Russian Empire contex) A native or inhabitant of Little Russia (that is, Ukraine).
    • 1906, Thomas Čapek, The Slovaks of Hungary
      A well-defined ethnical line is all that separates the Slovaks from the Magyars and the Little Russians.

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Little Russian (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to Little Russia.

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