Type Political Subdivision
Other Forms FormsBuriatia
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Meaning & History
From Russian Бурятия (Buryatiya) from the name of the Buryat people. The ethnic name is from Buryat буряад (buryaad), which is of uncertain origin and meaning, possibly from Buryat буртэ (burte) meaning "wolf". This is the name of a federal subject of Russia.