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Ukrainian

[ yoo-krey-nee-uhn, -krahy- ]
/ yuˈkreɪ ni ən, -ˈkraɪ- /
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adjective
of or relating to Ukraine, its people, or their language.
noun
a native or inhabitant of Ukraine.
a Slavic language spoken in Ukraine, closely related to Russian.
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Origin of Ukrainian

First recorded in 1810–20; Ukraine + -ian

OTHER WORDS FROM Ukrainian

non-U·krain·i·an, adjective, noun

Words nearby Ukrainian

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British Dictionary definitions for Ukrainian

Ukrainian
/ (juːˈkreɪnɪən) /

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