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Middle Ruthenian
(3,162 words)

Between the mid-14th and the late 18th centuries, Middle Ruthenian (Middle Ukrainian and Middle Belarusian) was developed from the leading chancery language of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania into a multifunctional written language that was broadly used in both religious and secular genres. After Middle Ruthenian literacy reache…

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Moser, Michael, “Middle Ruthenian”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief University of Kansas General Editor University of Chicago Associate Editors University of Kansas Brown University University of Amsterdam University of Warsaw University of Zagreb University of Mainz Stockholm University Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble, Stephen M. Dickey, Masako Ueda Fidler, René Genis, Marek Łaziński, Anita Peti-Stantić, Björn Wiemer, Nadežda V. Zorixina-Nilsson. Consulted online on 03 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032436>
First published online: 2020

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