guberniya

noun gu·ber·ni·ya \güˈbernē(y)ə\
variants: or

gubernia

\güˈbernē(y)ə\

Definition of guberniya

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a territorial subdivision of prerevolutionary Russia

  2. 2 :  a former provincial soviet — compare oblast

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Origin and Etymology of guberniya

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


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