Mykolaiv

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EtymologyEdit

From Ukrainian Микола́їв ‎(Mykolájiv) = Russian Никола́ев ‎(Nikolájev), from Никола́й ‎(Nikoláj, Nicholas), commemorating the fall of the Turkish fortress of Ochakov/Ochakiv on St Nicholas’ day, December 6, 1789. Compare Ukrainian Микола́й ‎(Mykoláj, Nicholas).

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  • Hyphenation: Myko‧la‧iv

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Mykolaiv

  1. A shipbuilding city on the Buh river in southern Ukraine, administrative centre of Mykolaiv province.
  2. Mykolaiv province (oblast), in southern Ukraine.

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