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This map shows the regions of the world where Ukrainian or "Little Russian" is commonly spoken (red circle). Linguists use the term "Little Russian" to distinguish it from other Russian languages such as Belarusian ("White Russian") and common Russian ("Great Russian"). About 40 million speakers of Urkainian live in the southern regions of Russia. Ukrainian is not mutually understandable with Great Russian, even though Ukrainian is closely related to it and to Belarusian.


Daniel M. Short originally created this map and the other Indo-European language charts for his website at http://www.danshort.com/. I reproduce these images here with the author's permission, but they are copyrighted by Daniel Short as of 2002. These charts should not be reproduced or reused without Mr. Short's approval. You may contact him at danshort@gte.net for more information. These images are not public domain.

 

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