Place Name RUSSIA

TYPE: Country
PRONOUNCED: RU-shə (English), ROOS-sya (Italian)   [details]

Meaning & History

Derived from the medieval state of RUS, now applied to a much larger area of Europe and Asia.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Roes, Rusland (Dutch), Rus, Russland (German), Rosja (Polish), Rússia (Portuguese), Rossiya, Rus (Russian), Rusia (Spanish), Rus (Ukrainian)
SAME SPELLING: Rússia