Zaporizhia

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Etymology[edit]

From the historical region of the same name, Ukrainian Запорі́жжя (Zaporížžja, place beyond the rapids), from за (za, beyond) + поро́ги (poróhy, rapids), plural of порі́г (poríh, river rapid, threshold). Compare Russian Запоро́жье (Zaporóžʹje).

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  • Hyphenation: Zapo‧rizh‧ia

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Zaporizhia

  1. An industrial city on the Dnieper river of south-central Ukraine, administrative centre of Zaporizhia province.
  2. Zaporizhia province (oblast), in south-eastern Ukraine.
  3. (historical) The region “beyond the rapids” in the lower reach of the river Dnieper in Ukraine, base of the Zaporozhian Cossacks.

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