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accepted Where does the name of the country “Belarus” come from?
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comment Where does the name of the country “Belarus” come from?
Thanks for the answer, I speak a little Russian and know that the first part at least sounds similar to the Russian word for white. The German Wikipedia argues that it also might have originated from "bely" which can be translated as "western" or "northern" (I assume a word used by the slavs, there are no further references to that claim). It just seems that in the 19th century a consensus was reached to translate the bela part as white. Do you have an idea where my colleagues believe might come from?
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comment Where does the name of the country “Belarus” come from?
Thanks for responding to my actual question, I will vote your answer up when I have enough reputation.
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