Byelorussia

Byelorussia

[byel-oh-ruhsh-uh, bel-oh-]
noun
1.
Official name Belarus. Formerly White Russian Soviet Socialist Republic, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic. a republic in E Europe, N of Ukraine: formerly a part of the Soviet Union. 80,154 sq. mi. (207,600 sq. km). Capital: Minsk.
2.
a region in the W part of former czarist Russia.
Also, Belorussia.
Also called White Russia.
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Belarus, Byelorussia or Belorussia (ˈbɛləˌrʌs, -ˌrʊs, ˌbjɛləʊˈrʌʃə, ˌbɛl-)
 
n
Byelorussian Republic, Bielorussia, Also called: White Russia a republic in E Europe; part of the medieval Lithuanian and Polish empires before being occupied by Russia; a Soviet republic (1919--91); in 1997 formed a close political and economic union with Russia: mainly low-lying and forested. Languages: Belarussian; Russian. Religion: believers are mostly Christian. Currency: rouble. Capital: Minsk. Pop: 9 851 000 (2004 est). Area: 207 600 sq km (80 134 sq miles)
 
Byelorussia, Byelorussia or Belorussia
 
n
 
Belorussia, Byelorussia or Belorussia
 
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Byelorussia
 
n
a variant spelling of Belarus

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