Белоруссия

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Etymology edit

From historical Бе́лая Русь (Bélaja Rusʹ, White Ruthenia or White Rus), from Old East Slavic Бѣла Русь (Běla Rusĭ, White Ruthenia or White Rus). Cognate with Belarusian Белару́сь (Bjelarúsʹ), later borrowed into Russian Белару́сь (Bjelarúsʹ) as an alternative name, now official. Compare with Ukrainian Білору́сія (Bilorúsija) and Білору́сь (Bilorúsʹ).

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  • IPA(key): [bʲɪɫɐˈrusʲɪjə]
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Proper noun edit

Белору́ссия (Belorússijaf inan (genitive Белору́ссии, nominative plural Белору́ссии, genitive plural Белору́ссий, relational adjective белору́сский)

  1. Belarus (a country in Eastern Europe) (see usage notes)
    Synonyms: (official and preferred in Belarus) Белару́сь (Belarúsʹ), (historical or poetic) Бе́лая Русь (Bélaja Rusʹ)
    в Белору́ссииv Belorússiiin Belarus
    в Белору́ссиюv Belorússijuto Belarus
    из Белору́ссииiz Belorússiifrom Belarus

Usage notes edit

  • The term Белару́сь (Belarúsʹ) is the official and preferred term in Belarus; Белору́ссия (Belorússija) is more common in Russia.

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