Ukrainian

noun
Ukrai·​ni·​an | \ yü-ˈkrā-nē-ən How to pronounce Ukrainian (audio) also -ˈkrī- \

Definition of Ukrainian

1 : a native or inhabitant of Ukraine
2 : the Slavic language of the Ukrainian people

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Ukrainian adjective

First Known Use of Ukrainian

1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Ukrainian was in 1823

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“Ukrainian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ukrainian. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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