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Belorussia

[byel-uh-ruhsh-uh, bel-uh-] /ˌbyɛl əˈrʌʃ ə, ˌbɛl ə-/
noun
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Belorussian, adjective, noun

Byelorussian

[byel-oh-ruhsh-uh n, bel-oh-] /ˌbyɛl oʊˈrʌʃ ən, ˌbɛl oʊ-/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Byelorussia, its people, or their language.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Byelorussia.
3.
an East Slavic language, spoken by the inhabitants of Byelorussia and written in the Cyrillic alphabet.
Compare Slavic (def 1).
Also, Belorussian.
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British Dictionary definitions for belorussian

Belarussian

/ˌbɛləʊˈrʌʃən; ˌbjɛl-/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Belarus, its people, or their language
noun
2.
the official language of Belarus: an East Slavonic language closely related to Russian
3.
a native or inhabitant of Belarus
Also called White Russian

Belorussian

noun, adjective
1.
a variant spelling of Belarussian

Belorussia

/ˌbjɛləʊˈrʌʃə; ˌbɛl-/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Belarus

Byelorussian

adjective, noun
1.
a variant spelling of Belarussian
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