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Ukrainian

[yoo-krey-nee-uh n, -krahy-] /yuˈkreɪ ni ən, -ˈkraɪ-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Ukraine, its people, or their language.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Ukraine.
3.
a Slavic language spoken in Ukraine, closely related to Russian.
Origin of Ukrainian
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; Ukraine + -ian
Related forms
non-Ukrainian, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for Ukrainian
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Historical Examples
  • "Yes, your excellency," answered the Ukrainian gaily, tossing his head.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • Petlura affirmed that he had 50,000 Ukrainian troops at his disposal.

    The Russian Turmoil

    Anton Ivanovich Denikin
  • There is, for example, a Ukrainian family from the Russian Ukraine.

    New Homes for Old Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge
  • The Ukrainian Rada, also, agreed to a suspension of hostilities, by a vote of 29 to 8.

  • It is no new thing for the Ukrainian people to fight for liberty!

    The Next of Kin Nellie L. McClung
British Dictionary definitions for Ukrainian

Ukrainian

/juːˈkreɪnɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Ukraine, its people, or their language
noun
2.
the official language of Ukraine: an East Slavonic language closely related to Russian
3.
a native or inhabitant of Ukraine
Formerly called Little Russian
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