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 (bĕl′ō-rŭsh′ən, byĕl′-)
Of or relating to the region or former Soviet Socialist Republic of Belorussia.
1. A native or inhabitant of Belorussia.
2. Variant of Belarusian..
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n, adj
1. (Placename) a variant spelling of Belarussian
2. (Languages) a variant spelling of Belarussian
3. (Peoples) a variant spelling of Belarussian
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(ˌbyɛl əˈrʌʃ ən, ˌbɛl ə-)
1. a native or inhabitant of Belarus.
2. an East Slavic language spoken in Belarus.
3. of or pertaining to Belarus or its inhabitants.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Belorussian - a native or inhabitant of ByelorussiaBelorussian - a native or inhabitant of Byelorussia
Belarus, Belorussia, Byelarus, Byelorussia, Republic of Belarus, White Russia - a landlocked republic in eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
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In Eastern Europe and the Baltic region the traditions of the Finns, Estonians, Livonians, Latvians, Lithuanians, Byelorussians and Ukrainians are strongly 'European', the folklore of the Crimea Tatars and especially of the Bashkir is strongly 'Asiatic', the folklore of the Gagauz, Volga Tatars, Mari, Udmurts and Komi moderately 'Asiatic'.
Jews, Poles, Gypsies, gay people, ndisabled people, Soviet prisoners of war, British prisoners of war, Byelorussians, Ukrainians and French were among those held and murdered there.
The redrawing of state borders concluded in the forceful redistribution of around 17 million Poles, Lithuanians, Byelorussians, Hungarians, Romanians, Jews, Czechs and Slovaks, and Germans (Morawska, 2000, page 1056).
Minsk, and the Byelorussians attend them with pleasure", he said.
Placement of RZD's controlling stake of TransContainer in an improbable state JV with the Kazakhs and Byelorussians seems intended to stave off privatization.
Ukrainians are last by the amount of fuel they can purchase with an average monthly salary a 211 liters, followed by Bulgarians a 290 liters and Byelorussians a 380 liters.
(221) In this group, ethnic Poles represented 5.274 million (39.9%); Ukrainians 4.529 million (34.4%); Byelorussians 1.945 million (14.7%); and Jews 1.109 (8.4%).
They consisted mostly of Ukrainians, Byelorussians, and Lithuanians (Morrow 1956).
Ukrainians and Byelorussians, the other large Slavic nationalities, filled next two positions of importance in this hierarchy.
For a few days already my husband and I were boiling with outrage over the making the butcher of hundreds of thousands of Poles, Jews, Hungarians, Byelorussians and Russians a Hero of Ukraine.