- Belarusian is a language of the East Slavic group. The name Belarus can be literally translated as White Ruthenia , which is a historical region on the east of the modern Republic of Belarus, known in Latin as Ruthenia Alba (English: White Rus).
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4 days ago · Belarus's two official languages are Russian and Belarusian; Russian is the most common language used at home, used by 70% of the population, while Belarusian, the official first language, is spoken at home by 23%. Minorities also speak Polish, Ukrainian and Eastern Yiddish.
3 days ago · Belarusian is a language of the East Slavic group. The name Belarus can be literally translated as White Ruthenia , which is a historical region on the east of the modern Republic of Belarus, known in Latin as Ruthenia Alba (English: White Rus ).
- 521,443 (2010)
3 days ago · Until the 17th century, the Ruthenian language, the predecessor of modern Belarusian, was used in Grand Duchy as a chancery language, that is the language used for official documents. Afterwards, it was replaced with the Polish language , commonly spoken by the upper classes of Belarusian society.
5 days ago · In Belarus, Russian is a second state language alongside Belarusian per the Constitution of Belarus.  77% of the population was fluent in Russian in 2006, and 67% used it as the main language with family, friends, or at work.
6 days ago · Over time, the lower and middle Lipka Tatar nobles adopted the Ruthenian language then later the Belarusian language as their native language. However, they used the Arabic alphabet to write in Belarusian until the 1930s. The upper nobility of Lipka Tatars spoke Polish.
- 7,300 (2009 census)
- 1,916 (2011 census)
- 2,800 (2011 census) – 3,200
Apr 10, 2021 · The Cyrillic script (/ s ɪ ˈ r ɪ l ɪ k / sə-RIL-ik) is a writing system used for various languages across Eurasia and is used as the national script in various Slavic, Turkic, Mongolic and Iranic-speaking countries in Southeastern Europe, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, North Asia and East Asia.
Apr 10, 2021 · The BSU Fundamental Library‘s (BSU FL) funds consist of above 2 million volumes of Belarusian, Russian and other languages’ literature. The Library has 820 readers’ places, 140 workers, 9 home loan departments, 17 departmental and specialised reading rooms, above 26,000 registered users, and provides 1,851,000 book loans annually.
4 days ago · The Ukrainian language, in common with Czech, Slovak, Upper Sorbian, Belarusian and southern Russian dialects, has changed the Common Slavic "g" into an "h" sound (for example, noha – leg). The Ukrainian language, in common with some northern Russian and Croatian dialects, has transformed the Common Slavic yě into i (for example, lis ...