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  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • Republic of Belarus
    • Rėspublika Belarusʹ
    • Republic of Byelarusʹ
    • Respublika Byelarusʹ
    • République de Bélarus
    • República de Belarús
    • Republik Belarus
    • Weissrussland
    • White Russia
    • Belorussia
    • Belorus
    • Biélorussie
    • Bielorussia
    • Białoruś
    • Беларусь
    • Рэспубліка Беларусь
    • Республика Беларусь
    • ベラルーシ
    • Berarūshi
  • Additional Information

    • Descriptor

    • Descriptor

        Independent political entity
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        (aat) Countries (sovereign states)
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        (aat) Parliamentary democracies
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        (aat) Nations
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        (thesoz) Nation
    • Descriptor

        (thesoz) National state
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        (eurovocen) State
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        (stw) State
    • Associated Locale

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  • Use For

  • Exact Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Earlier Established Forms

  • Sources

    • found: BGN per phone, 12-24-94(Byelorussian S.S.R. has been renamed Byelarusʹ, Respublika [Byelorussian]; Republic of Byelarus [conventional]; Byelarus [conventional brief]; ADM 1 53°00ʹN 28°00ʹE; approved by FNC 11-25-91)
    • found: BGN, 11-18-91(Byelarus [conv. brief] changed its name on 09-19-91 from Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic to Republic of Byelarus, or in abbrev. form Byelarus; United Nations approved change on 09-30-91; variants: Rėspublika Belarusʹ, Bélarus, République du Bélarus, Belarús, República de Belarús, Republic of Belarus)
    • found: BGN per phone, 12-31-91(U.S. Dept. of State has now recognized Byelarus 'de jure' as an independent political entity; the designation code PCLI is therefore applicable)
    • found: BGN. Foreign names info. bull., Feb. 1992, surrogate:p. 2(former name: Belorusskaya Sovetskaya Sotsialisticheskaya Respublika; new name: Byelarus [brief], Republic of [conventional], Respublika Byelarusʹ [Byelorussian] [Byelarusʹ = brief]; PCL1, 53°00ʹN, 28°00ʹE)
    • found: BGN. Foreign Names Comm., 06-18-92(Present entry: Byelarus [brief], Republic of [conventional]; Respublika Byelarusʹ [Byelorussian]: PCLI: Recommended entry: Belarus [brief], Republic of [conventional]; Respublica Byelarusʹ [Byelorussian]: PCLI, 53°00ʹN, 28°00ʹE)
    • found: U.S. Dept. of State, 06-17-92(Govt. of Byelarus indicated preference for English-lang. spelling of its country name as Belarus instead of Byelarus; Dept. of State requests US BGN alter spelling of officially approved conventional name from Byelarus to Belarus)
    • found: Tec, N. They chose to fight, 1993:CIP t.p. (Belorussia)
    • found: Kompleksnoe obsledovanie vod basseĭna reki Zapadnyĭ Bug v ii͡une 1991 g., 1991:t.p. (Respubliki Belarusʹ)
    • found: LC Russbks file,11-22-95(1992 hdg.: Belarusʹ, Respublika)
    • found: Sacred choral music from White Russia, 1994.
    • found: Kto estʹ kto v Respublike Belarusʹ, 1999:cover (Belorus)
    • found: Biélorussie, c2001:t.p. (Biélorussie)
    • found: 3. Internationaler Kongress "Die Welt nach Tschernobyl", 1996:t.p. (Republik Belarus)
    • found: Le terre di mezzo, c2007:t.p. (Bielorussia)
    • found: Oświata i szkolnictwo polskie na ziemiach północno-wschodnich II Rzeczypospolitej i współczesnej Białorusi 1939-2001, 2007.
    • found: Wikipedia, October 3, 2018(Belarus (Belarusian: Беларусь = Belarus; Russian: Беларусь = Belarus), officially the Republic of Belarus (Belarusian: Рэспубліка Беларусь = RЇespublika Belarus; Russian: Республика Беларусь = Respublika Belarus), formerly known by its Russian name Byelorussia or Belorussia (Russian: Белоруссия = BelorussiЋiЌa, Byelorussiya [in roman]); landlocked country in Eastern Europe)
    • found: Web NDL authorities, October 3, 2018(ベラルーシ = Berarūshi; variant: Belarus) -
    • notfound: LC data base, 12-24-91 (Byelorussian S.S.R.)
  • Editorial Notes

    • [Non-Latin script references not evaluated.]
    • [DESCRIPTIVE USAGE: Name heading for the government after 1991 and qualifier for places within the country.]
    • [Note the term White Russia can refer to both Belarus and the Byelorussian S.S.R.]
  • Change Notes

    • 1991-12-24: new
    • 2018-10-13: revised
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