Location of Ukraine (Crimea, controlled by Russia, is in light-green)


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  • 1651 Ukrain, 1671 Ukraine, 1688 Ucrania, Ukrania, 1762 Ocraine. Adaptation of Polish Ukraina, Russian Украи́на, or Ukrainian Украї́на, from the specific use, originally meaning “borderland”, “marches” or “insideland”. From Old East Slavic украина, from у + краи, or край. Details in Wikipedia: Name of Ukraine.

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