[goo-ber-nee-uh; Russian goo-byer-nyi-yuh]
- (in the Soviet Union) an administrative division of the volosts, smaller than a district.
- (in Russia before 1917) an administrative division equivalent to the province.
Origin of guberniya
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- a territorial division of imperial Russia
- a territorial and administrative subdivision in the former Soviet Union
from Russian: government, ultimately from Latin gubernāre to govern