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Ukraine

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geographical name \yü-ˈkrān, ˈyü-ˌ, also yü-ˈkrīn\

Definition of Ukraine

  1. country E Europe on N coast of Black Sea; a constituent republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 1923–91 ∗ Kiev area 233,089 square miles (603,701 square kilometers), pop 45,858,000



Usage Discussion of ukraine

In the past Ukraine was frequently referred to as the Ukraine; however, since Ukraine declared independence in 1991, most newspapers and magazines have adopted the style of referring to Ukraine without the the, and this has become the more common styling.

Variants of ukraine

or Ukra·yi·na \ˌü-krä-ˈyē-nä\ or chiefly formerly the Ukraine


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