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raion

raion

English

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Noun

raion (plural raions)

  1. An administrative unit of some Eastern European and Asian states.
    • 2000, Roman Szporluk, Russia, Ukraine, and the Breakup of the Soviet Union, Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, p 119:
      Suffice it to mention that several thousand raion papers were replaced by “territorial administrations” organs, and that all transport papers were closed.

Usage notes

The term describes both a type of a subnational entity and a division of a city and is almost always translated as "district". A raion is usually an entity two steps below the national level.

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Japanese

Romanization

raion

  1. rōmaji reading of ライオン
  2. rōmaji reading of らいおん

Ladin

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Etymology

Ultimately from Latin regio, regionem.

Noun

raion m (plural raions)

  1. region