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Type Region
Scripts Русь(Russian, Ukrainian)
Pronounced Pron. ROOS(Russian)
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Meaning & History

Possibly of Old Norse origin meaning "rowers". This was the name of a medieval Slavic state of eastern Europe.
VariantsRossiya(Russian) Rosiya(Ukrainian) Russia(English) Russland(German) Ryssland(Swedish) Russland(Norwegian) Rusland(Danish)
Other Languages & CulturesRasiya, Rus'(Belarusian) Rusiya(Bulgarian) Rusija(Croatian) Rusko(Czech) Roes, Rusland(Dutch) Russie(French) Rosia(Greek) Russia(Italian) Russia(Late Roman) Rosja, Ruś(Polish) Rússia(Portuguese) Rusia(Romanian) Rusija(Serbian) Rusko(Slovak) Rusia(Spanish) Rusiya(Tajik)
Same SpellingRus', Ruś
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