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Etymology Edit

From Ukrainian Донба́с (Donbás), abbreviation of Доне́цький басе́йн (Donécʹkyj baséjn, Donets Basin), after Доне́ць (Donécʹ, Donets River) + басе́йн (baséjn, basin). Compare Donbass, from Russian.

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɒnbæs/, /ˈdɒnbɑːs/, /dɒnˈbɑːs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdɑːnbɑːs/, /-bæs/, /dʌnˈbæs/, /-ˈbɑːs/

Proper noun Edit


  1. (usually with definite article) An industrial region in eastern Ukraine.
  2. (colloquial, without definite article) The two Russian separatist enclaves, the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic.

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  • ORDLO (referring to the Russian separatist enclaves located there, especially by the Ukrainian government)

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Donbas m

  1. Alternative form of Donbass