Wit-Rusland

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch Wit-Rusland, equivalent to native wit +‎ Rusland.

Proper noun[edit]

Wit-Rusland

  1. Belarus (a country in Europe)

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From wit (white) +‎ Rusland (Russia), a calque of Russian Белору́ссия (Belorússija). Cognate with German Weißrussland, English White Russia, Faroese Hvítarussland, Swedish Vitryssland among others.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌʋɪtˈrʏs.lɑnt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Wit-Rus‧land

Proper noun[edit]

Wit-Rusland n

  1. Belarus (a country in Europe)
    Synonyms: Belarus, (rare) Belaroes

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: Wit-Rusland