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Belarusian (беларуская мова)

The Belarusian language is the language of the Belarusian people and is spoken in Belarus and abroad, chiefly in Russia, Ukraine, Poland. It was formerly called "Belorussian". It belongs to the group of the East Slavonic languages, and shares many grammatical and lexical features with other members of the group. Its predecessor was the Old Belarusian language (up to the 19th cent., conventionally).

In Belarus, the Belarusian language is declared as a "language spoken at home" by about 3,686,000 people (36.7% of the population)[2] as of 1999.[3] By less strict criteria, about 6,984,000 (85.6%) of Belarusians declare it their "mother tongue". Other sources put down the "population of the language" as 6,715,000 in Belarus and 9,081,102 in all countries.

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To find foods and food-related items in in Belarusian you may search by any sensible combination of the following terms:
Bela Belarus Belaruse Belaruskaja Belarusia Belarusian Belarusse Belarussia Belarussian Belo Belorus Beloruse Belorusia Belorusian Belorusse Belorussia Belorussian Biela Bielarus Bielaruskaja Bielaruse Bielarusia Bielarusian Bielarusse Bielarussia Bielarussian Bielo Bielorus Bieloruse Bielorusia Bielorusian Bielorussa Bielorusse Bielorussia Bielorussian Bielorruso Bielorrussa Byela Byelarus Byelaruse Byelarusia Byelarusian Byelaruskaya Byelarusse Byelarussia Byelarussian Byelo Byelorus Byeloruse Byelorusia Byelorusian Byelorusse Byelorussia Byelorussian Russe Russia Russian

These terms associated with languages are hidden behind the scenes as there is some crossover with Russian. This is not intended to be offensive and I apologise to anyone who feels affronted. In the same way I have included 'Indian' in the search terms for foods of Sri Lanka, 'English' in searches of the food glossary for Welsh or Scottish; likewise for other Indian, African or South American food terms, where any of hundreds of languages may be in use. It is simply to aid the traveller, often ignorant of the finer detail.

You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of parsnip, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say:
'byeloruse parsnip' and then click on 'Translate from English'.

One of the problems of providing searches in a multilingual world-wide food dictionary is trying to help people reach the things they are searching for. People do not always know the precise language being used, so these more general searches, such as 'Russian', should help in a successful search.

Also included in the glossary are dishes from the cuisine of the region, cookery terms, cooking methods, drinks, food festivals, days of the week, months of the year etc.

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