Wiktionary:About Ukrainian

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Ukrainian is an Eastern Slavic language, the native language of Ukrainians and the official language of Ukraine, spoken by nearly 40 million people worldwide. It is represented by language codes uk (ISO 639-1) and ukr (ISO 639-2 and -3) It is written with the Ukrainian alphabet, a variation of the Cyrillic (ISO 15924 code Cyrl).

This page describes the treatment of Ukrainian terms in Wiktionary entries, for readers and editors.

Entries and links[edit]

Main entries should be created for the lemma of a word, its canonical form. Terms in lists of translations, related terms, etc. may link to the lemma. In Wiktionary the lemma is usually:

Supplementary entries may be created for variations of the term, usually simply linking to the lemma using a template such as {{plural of}}, {{feminine of}}, or {{alternative spelling of}}. Examples: горілки (horilky), Русі (Rusi), рию (ryju), канадійська (kanadijsʹka).

Nouns and proper nouns[edit]

Ukrainian nouns have seven cases: nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, vocative, instrumental, and locative.


Ukrainian transliterations (that is, romanizations) are not word. Ukrainian entries are only permitted in the Cyrillic script.

Ukrainian terms are usually accompanied by a Roman-alphabet transliteration according to the international scholarly system, for example бачити (báčyty).

Details in Wiktionary:Ukrainian transliteration.


Regional context templates:

Reference templates:

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