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Type Political Subdivision
Usage English

Meaning & History

From Russian Якутия (Yakutiya), which is from the name of the Yakut people. The ethnic name ultimately comes from Yаkо, the Evenki name for the Yakuts, which was eventually transferred to Russian. This is another name for the Sakha Republic, a federal subject of Russia.
Added 5/22/2016 by HL
Edited 6/6/2020 by HL