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What was the earlier name of Belarus?

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Asked by pushpak poddar, 11 Sep '11 05:52 pm
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The name "Belarus" corresponds literally with the term "White Ruthenia" (White Rus'). There are several claims to where the origin of the name "White Rus'" came from.[19] An ethno-religious theory suggests that the name used to describe the part of old Ruthenian lands within the Grand Duchy of Lithuania that was mostly populated by the early Christianized Slavs, as opposed to Black Ruthenia, which to a greater extent was inhabited by predominantly pagan Balts.[20] Another possible origin for the name is for the white clothing that was worn by the local Slavic population.[19][21] Yet another theory suggests that the old Ruthenian lands (Polatsk, Vitsiebsk and Mahilyow) which were not conquered by the Tatars were referred to as "white". Other sources claim that before 1267, the land not conquered by the Mongols was considered "White Rus'".[19
Answered by paaruul advani, 11 Sep '11 05:57 pm

 
  
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No idea
Answered by Tanupriya, 11 Sep '11 09:44 pm

 
  
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I am not sure friend
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 11 Sep '11 08:07 pm

 
  
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No idea
Answered by pramod rajapurkar, 11 Sep '11 07:13 pm

 
  
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It's Belorussia... ...!
Answered by Dil Se, 11 Sep '11 07:02 pm

 
  
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Belorussia...
Answered by pooja s, 11 Sep '11 05:59 pm

 
  
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