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former name for one of the Ruthenian people or their dialect of Ukrainian.
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How to use Little Russian in a sentence
He had heard so much of the beauty of the Little Russian folk-songs, and hoped to amass material for his future compositions.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
But the privy councillor would not hear of it; he was a Little Russian, and obstinate as the devil.A Desperate Character and Other Stories|Ivan Turgenev
The Little Russian dragged his feet heavily over the floor, and again his low whistle quivered in the room.
Natasha muttered something hotly and rapidly; and again the sonorous voice of the Little Russian was heard.
He shrugged his shoulders in silence, and the Little Russian laughed with his thick, soft laugh.
British Dictionary definitions for Little Russian
a former word for Ukrainian
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