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Type Political Subdivision
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. buwr-YAH-tee-ə
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Meaning & History

From Russian Бурятия (Buryatiya), itself from буряад (buryaad), the name of the Buryat people. The ethnic name is of uncertain origin and meaning, possibly from Buryat буртэ (burte) meaning "wolf". This is the name of a federal subject of Russia.
Added 5/22/2016 by highexpectasians
Edited 9/9/2021 by lezginkas and highexpectasians