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Meaning of guberniya

gu•ber•ni•ya

Pronunciation: (g-ber'nē-u Russ. g-byer'nyi-yu), [key]
— n.
  1. (in the Soviet Union) an administrative division of the volosts, smaller than a district.
  2. (in Russia before 1917) an administrative division equivalent to the province.
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