raion

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EtymologyEdit

From Russian район (rajon), archaic районъ (rajón″), from French rayon (honeycomb, department). More recently influenced by the same name used in other post-Soviet states. Compare Ukrainian район (rajón).

NounEdit

raion (plural raions)

  1. An administrative unit of some Eastern European and Asian states.
    • 2000, Roman Szporluk, Russia, Ukraine, and the Breakup of the Soviet Union, Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, p 119:
      Suffice it to mention that several thousand raion papers were replaced by “territorial administrations” organs, and that all transport papers were closed.

Usage notesEdit

The term describes both a type of a subnational entity and a division of a city and is almost always translated as "district". A raion is usually an entity two steps below the national level.

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RomanizationEdit

raion

  1. rōmaji reading of ライオン
  2. rōmaji reading of らいおん

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NounEdit

raion m (plural raions)

  1. region
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