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Middle Ruthenian
(3,163 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 Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 10 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032436>
First published online: 2020



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