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Meaning of "Little Russian" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LITTLE RUSSIAN

Little Russian play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LITTLE RUSSIAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Little Russian can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES LITTLE RUSSIAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Little Russia

Little Russia, sometimes Little Rus’, is a historical political and geographical term in the Russian language referring to most of the territory of modern-day Ukraine before the twentieth century. Accordingly, derivatives such as "Little Russian" were commonly applied to the people, language, and culture of the area. Prior to the revolutionary events of 1917 a large part the region's elite population were followers of Little Russian identity which competed with the local Ukrainian identity. After the collapse of the Russian Empire, and with the amalgamation of Ukrainian territories into one administrative unit the word was phased out of circulation and when used took on a derogatory connotation denoting those Ukrainians with little or no national consciousness. The term retains currency among Russian monarchists and nationalists who deny that Ukraine and Ukrainians are distinct from Russia and Russians. Because Ukraine and its people have undergone the process of nation-building over the last seven hundred years, Little Russia, even in the historic context, can only loosely be considered an equivalent for the word Ukraine.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LITTLE RUSSIAN

Little John
Little Karoo
Little League
little lion dog
little magazine
little man
little office
little old
little owl
little penguin
little people
little ringed plover
Little Rock
Little Russia
Little Sark
little slam
Little St Bernard Pass

WORDS THAT END LIKE LITTLE RUSSIAN

Asian
Belarussian
Belorussian
Byelorussian
Circassian
Colossian
East Prussian
Gaussian
Great Russian
Halicarnassian
hessian
Molossian
Old Prussian
Ossian
Panglossian
Parnassian
Prussian
Russian
Senussian
thalassian
White Russian

Synonyms and antonyms of Little Russian in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Little Russian» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LITTLE RUSSIAN

Find out the translation of Little Russian to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Little Russian from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Little Russian» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

小俄罗斯
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Poco ruso
570 millions of speakers

English

Little Russian
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लिटिल रूसी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

القليل الروسية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Маленькая России
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pouco russo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লিটল রাশিয়ান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

petite Russie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Little Russian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wenig Russisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

リトルロシア
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

작은 러시아어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Little Russian
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ít Nga
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சிறிய ரஷியன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लिटल रशियन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Küçük Rus
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Poco russo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

trochę rosyjski
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

маленька Росії
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Micul rus
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Μικρή Ρωσική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Little Russiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Little Russian
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

litt russisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Little Russian

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LITTLE RUSSIAN»

The term «Little Russian» is quite widely used and occupies the 52.204 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LITTLE RUSSIAN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Little Russian

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LITTLE RUSSIAN»

Discover the use of Little Russian in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Little Russian and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Little Russian
A grocer's daughter in a small Russian town finds her life changed forever when she unknowingly falls in love with a member of The Jewish Worker's League who is involved in smuggling operations causing the pair to flee the country.
Susan Sherman, 2012
2
Symphony no. 2, C minor: Little Russian, op. 17
Score
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, 1982
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Symphony no. 2, C minor, op. 17: Little Russian
Score
‎1982
4
A History of Russian Music: From Kamarinskaya to Babi Yar
against "this whole unfortunate Little-Russian undertaking" and referred bluntly to the music Musorgsky composed for it as "rubbish."37 Musorgsky was aware that he had moved a long way from the principles of the kuchka. On 10 November ...
Francis Maes, 2002
5
Ukraine: A History, 4th Edition
The Little Russian (Maloros) mentality Impressed with the empire's power and grandeur, attracted by its career opportunities, and placated by acceptance into the Russian imperial nobility, many members of the former Ukrainian starshyna ...
Orest Subtelny, 2009
6
Romantic Nationalism in Eastern Europe: Russian, Polish, and ...
The Little Russian language, by its spirit, grammar, and psychological construction, is much closer to original Rus' language than the contemporary Great Russian that is used in educated society, despite their significant difference in sounds.
Serhiy Bilenky, 2012
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A History of Ukraine: The Land and Its Peoples
For some time there have been debates in the press about whether a distinct Little russian literature can exist. those debates were prompted by the appearance of works by a few writers noted for their more or less outstanding talent or ...
Paul R. Magocsi, 2010
8
Children of Rus’: Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a ...
IN THE 1870s, developmentsonboth sidesof theRussoAustrian bordercreated new challenges for the Little Russian lobby. Over the course of that decade, a radical populist movement emerged in Russia, which saw educated youth fan out  ...
Faith Hillis, 2013
9
Jews and Ukrainians in Russia's Literary Borderlands: From ...
Poetry is an idealization of real life: so whose life will our Little Russian poets [ nashi malorossiiskie poety] idealize? The high society of Little Russia? But the life of this society has outgrown the Little Russian language, which re- mains only on ...
Amelia Glaser, 2012
10
Russian Empire: Space, People, Power, 1700-1930
“Between Kursk and Khar'kov I did not feel the dominant in®uence of the Little Russian character, but between Khar'kov and Poltava or between Poltava and Kremenchug—well now, that's the real land of the Ukes!” (Khokhlandia) According to ...
Jane Burbank, Mark Von Hagen, A. V. Remnev, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LITTLE RUSSIAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Little Russian is used in the context of the following news items.
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7 Creepy Doll Parts Turned Jewelry Because Who Doesn't Want …
There is something so insanely creepy yet curious about doll parts jewelry. Now, I'm not talking those really sweet pieces with a little Russian doll on them or ... «Bustle, Jul 15»
2
NJWA Summer Symphony Orchestra performance set for July 21 in …
2 in C- Little Russian." Various other classical pieces are included in the program. Directed by Janet Lyman, this is the 16th. year of performing ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
3
Suzy Menkes at Couture: Day One
Let's call it a little Russian revolution of her own. . --------------. YOU SHOULD ALSO SEE. Style evolution: Deepika Padukone · 25 times Sonam's ... «VOGUE India, Jul 15»
4
When the Philippines welcomed Russian refugees
“The camp eventually grew to be a thriving 'little Russian city,' divided into 14 main districts with democratically-elected leaders, and with ... «Russia Beyond the Headlines, Jul 15»
5
Cedar Valley Chamber Music marks 10th festival with series of …
... to get a little Russian repertoire into the season. Of all the themes we've done, I've gotten the most positive feedback from this one,” he says. «Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, Jul 15»
6
Rush pull defensive pair
... defenseman Brett Kostolansky for his third season in a Rush uniform, and will add a little Russian firepower to the squad next season with the ... «KEVN Black Hills Fox, Jul 15»
7
Celebration of Service
The 'Finale' from Tchaikovsky's 'Symphony No 4' ('The Little Russian') made for an excellent climax, with the basses and trombones in ... «4barsrest.com, Jun 15»
8
Brendan Irvine claims silver medal after losing European Games …
The 19-year-old had a difficult opening round and was tagged with a couple of huge counters by the little Russian. But Irvine, who was the taller ... «Irish Mirror, Jun 15»
9
Leila Adu is talented but Orchestra Wellington collaboration doesn't …
Tchaikovsky's Second Symphony, the so called 'Little Russian', takes its name from the Ukrainian folk tune of the last movement, and is an ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jun 15»
10
Great Russian literature 'probes the ultimate questions of human life'
"Because Everyone Needs a Little Russian Literature" - Gary Saul Morson lecture. Source: Youtube. RBTH: Why are there so few translations of ... «Russia Beyond the Headlines, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Little Russian [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/little-russian>. Jul 2020 ».
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