Belarusian language

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Belarusian language

or

White Russian:

see Russian languageRussian language,
also called Great Russian, member of the East Slavic group of the Slavic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Slavic languages). The principal language of administration in the Soviet Union, Russian is spoken by about 170 million people as a
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; Slavic languagesSlavic languages,
also called Slavonic languages, a subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. Because the Slavic group of languages seems to be closer to the Baltic group than to any other, some scholars combine the two in a Balto-Slavic subfamily of the Indo-European
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Besides the Ukrainian, Lithuanian and Tatar languages, the parents also mentioned the Byelorussian language in two cases and the Chuvash language in one case.