guberniya

noun
gu·​ber·​ni·​ya
variants: or gubernia \ güˈbernē(y)ə \
plural -s

Definition of guberniya 

1 : a territorial subdivision of prerevolutionary Russia

2 : a former provincial soviet — compare oblast

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History and Etymology for guberniya

Russian guberniya government, guberniya, probably from Polish gubernja, from Latin gubernare to govern

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