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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“Guberniya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guberniya. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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