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History Of Belarus
This article describes the HISTORY OF BELARUS. The Belarusian ethnos is traced at least as far in time as other East Slavs
East Slavs
. After an initial period of independent feudal consolidation, Belarusian lands were incorporated into the Kingdom of Lithuania , Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Grand Duchy of Lithuania
, and later in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth , and the Russian Empire
Russian Empire
and eventually the Soviet Union . Belarus
Belarus
became an independent country in 1991 after declaring itself free from the Soviet Union
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Wild Game
GAME or QUARRY is any animal hunted for sport or for food . The type and range of animals hunted for food varies in different parts of the world. In some countries, game is classified, including legal classification with respect to licences required, as either "small game" or "large game". CONTENTS * 1 Description * 2 By continent and region * 2.1 Africa * 2.1.1 South Africa * 2.2 Oceania * 2.2.1 Australia * 2.2.2 New Zealand * 2.3 North America * 2.3.1 Canada and the United States * 2.3.1.1 Reptiles and amphibians * 2.3.1.2 Birds (predator) * 2.3.1.3 Birds (galliforms) * 2.3.1.4 Birds (waterfowl) * 2.3.1.5 Birds (waders) * 2.3.1.6 Ungulates * 2.3.1.7 Carnivores * 2.3.1.8 Rodents * 2.3.1.9 Misc
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Animism
ANIMISM (from Latin anima, "breath , spirit , life ") is the religious belief that objects, places, and creatures all possess a distinct spiritual essence. Potentially, animism perceives all things—animals, plants, rocks, rivers, weather systems, human handiwork, and perhaps even words—as animated and alive. Animism
Animism
is the oldest known type of belief system in the world that even predates paganism . It is still practiced in a variety of forms in many traditional societies. Animism
Animism
is used in the anthropology of religion as a term for the belief system of many indigenous tribal peoples , especially in contrast to the relatively more recent development of organized religions . Although each culture has its own different mythologies and rituals, "animism" is said to describe the most common, foundational thread of indigenous peoples' "spiritual" or "supernatural" perspectives
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Fur
FUR is the hair covering of non-human mammals , particularly those mammals with extensive body hair that is soft and thick. The stiffer bristles on animals such as pigs are not generally referred to as fur. The term pelage – first known use in English c. 1828 – (French, from Middle French, from poil hair, from Old French
Old French
peilss, from Latin pilus, ) is sometimes used to refer to the body hair of an animal as a complete coat . Fur
Fur
is also used to refer to animal pelts which have been processed into leather with the hair still attached. The words fur or furry are also used, more casually, to refer to hair-like growths or formations, particularly when the subject being referred to exhibits a dense coat of fine, soft "hairs." If layered, rather than grown as a single coat , it may consist of short down hairs, long guard hairs, and, in some cases, medium awn hairs
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Honey
HONEY is a sweet, viscous food substance produced by bees and some related insects . Bees produce honey from the sugary secretions of plants (floral nectar ) or other insects (aphid honeydew ) through regurgitation , enzymatic activity, and water evaporation, and store it in wax structures called honeycombs . The variety of honey produced by honey bees (the genus Apis) is the best-known, due to its worldwide commercial production and human consumption. Honey
Honey
is collected from wild bee colonies, or from hives of domesticated bees, a practice known as beekeeping . Honey
Honey
gets its sweetness from the monosaccharides fructose and glucose , and has about the same relative sweetness as granulated sugar . It has attractive chemical properties for baking and a distinctive flavor when used as a sweetener. Most microorganisms do not grow in honey, so sealed honey does not spoil, even after thousands of years
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Beeswax
BEESWAX (CERA ALBA) is a natural wax produced by honey bees of the genus Apis. The wax is formed into "scales" by eight wax-producing glands in the abdominal segments of worker bees , who discard it in or at the hive. The hive workers collect and use it to form cells for honey-storage and larval and pupal protection within the beehive . Chemically, beeswax consists mainly of esters of fatty acids and various long-chain alcohols . Beeswax
Beeswax
has long-standing applications in human food and flavoring. For example, it is used as a glazing agent, a sweetener, or as a light/heat source. It is edible, in the sense of having similar negligible toxicity to plant waxes, and is approved for food use in most countries and the European Union
European Union
under the E number E901. However, the wax monoesters in beeswax are poorly hydrolysed in the guts of humans and other mammals , so they have insignificant nutritional value
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Paganism
PAGANISM is a term first used in the 4th century, by the early Christian community, for populations of the Roman world who worshipped many deities, either because they were increasingly rural and provincial relative to the Christian population or because they were not milites Christi (soldiers of Christ). Alternate terms in Christian texts for the same group were "hellene " and "gentile ". Pagans and paganism were pejorative terms for the same polytheistic group, implying its inferiority. Paganism
Paganism
has broadly connoted the "religion of the peasantry", and for much of its history was a derogatory term. Both during and after the Middle Ages
Middle Ages
, paganism was a pejorative term that was applied to any non-Abrahamic or unfamiliar religion , and the term presumed a belief in false god(s). No one before the 20th century self-identified as a "pagan"
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Steppe
In physical geography , a STEPPE (Russian : степь; IPA: ) is an ecoregion , in the montane grasslands and shrublands and temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biomes , characterized by grassland plains without trees apart from those near rivers and lakes. In South Africa
South Africa
they are referred to as veld . The prairie (especially the shortgrass and mixed prairie) is an example of a steppe, though it is not usually called such. It may be semi-desert , or covered with grass or shrubs or both, depending on the season and latitude . The term is also used to denote the climate encountered in regions too dry to support a forest , but not dry enough to be a desert. The soil is typically of chernozem type. Steppes are usually characterized by a semi-arid and continental climate. Extremes can be recorded in the summer of up to 45 °C (113 °F) and in winter, −55 °C (−67 °F)
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Balts
Pontic Steppe * Domestication of the horse * Kurgan * Kurgan culture * Steppe cultures * Bug-Dniester * Sredny Stog * Dnieper-Donets * Samara * Khvalynsk * Yamna * Mikhaylovka culture Caucasus * Maykop East-Asia * Afanasevo Eastern Europe * Usatovo * Cernavodă * Cucuteni Northern Europe* Corded ware * Bad
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Yotvingians
YOTVINGIANS or SUDOVIANS (also called SUDUVIANS, JATVIANS, or JATVINGIANS in English) (Lithuanian : Jotvingiai, Sūduviai; Latvian : Jātvingi; Polish : Jaćwingowie, Belarusian : Яцвягі, German : Sudauer) were a Baltic people with close cultural ties in the 13th century to the Lithuanians
Lithuanians
and Prussians . The Yotvingian language (sometimes called Sudovian) was a Western Baltic language nearest to Prussian , but with small variations. They were referred to in regional historical records into the 19th century. CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 Name * 3 History * 4 Historical persons * 5 See also * 6 Literature * 7 References * 8 External links GEOGRAPHYThe Yotvingian lived in the area of Sudovia (Yotvingia) and Dainava , southwest from the upper Neman (Nemunas)
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Dniepr Balts
The DNIEPR BALTS, a hypothetical subgroup of the Eastern Balts, are Baltic tribes that lived near the Dnieper River in the Bronze Age , and later were assimilated by the Slavs . The Dniepr Balts were studied by the archaeologist Marija Gimbutas , Lithuanian linguist Kazimieras Būga , and by Russian scientists Vladimir Toporov , O.Trubachev , who analysed hydronyms at the higher Dnieper basin. They have found nearly 800 hydronyms of possibly Baltic origin. SEE ALSO * Galindians REFERENCES * Marija Gimbutas. The Balts. e-book This article about an ethnic group in Europe is a stub . You can help by expanding it
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Finnic Peoples
The BALTIC FINNS or FINNIC PEOPLE consist of the peoples inhabiting the region around the Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
in Northeastern Europe
Europe
who speak Finnic languages , including the Finns
Finns
proper, Estonians
Estonians
(including Võros and Setos ), Karelians (including Ludes and Olonets ), Veps , Izhorians , Votes , and Livonians as well as their descendants worldwide. In some cases the Kvens , Ingrians , Tornedalians and speakers of Meänkieli are also included separately rather than being a part of Finns
Finns
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Amber
AMBER is fossilized tree resin , which has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times. Much valued from antiquity to the present as a gemstone , amber is made into a variety of decorative objects. Amber
Amber
is used in jewelry . It has also been used as a healing agent in folk medicine. There are five classes of amber, defined on the basis of their chemical constituents. Because it originates as a soft, sticky tree resin, amber sometimes contains animal and plant material as inclusions. Amber
Amber
occurring in coal seams is also called RESINITE, and the term ambrite is applied to that found specifically within New Zealand coal seams
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Kryvian
The KRIVICHI (Belarusian : Крывічы, Kryvičý, IPA: ; Russian : Кривичи́, IPA: ) was one of the tribal unions of Early East Slavs between the 6th and the 12th centuries. They migrated to the mostly Finnic areas in the upper reaches of the Volga , Dnieper , Western Dvina , areas south of the lower reaches of river Velikaya and parts of the Neman basin . CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 History * 3 Modern uses of the name * 4 See also * 5 References ETYMOLOGYMany historians suggest that the name of the tribe probably stems from that of their legendary forefather Kriv, possibly a kniaz or a voivode . According to Max Vasmer , this sobriquet was derived from the Slavic adjective krivoy ("crooked/twisted") due to some possible birth defect. Jan Stankievič believed it was derived from the adjective "kroŭ", "kryvi" ("blood"), hence, "kryvič" would mean "blood relationship"
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Bulgars
The BULGARS (also Bulghars, Bulgari, Bolgars, Bolghars, Bolgari; Proto- Bulgarians ) were semi-nomadic warrior Turkic tribes who flourished in the Pontic-Caspian steppe and the Volga region during the 7th century. Emerging as nomadic equestrians in the Volga-Ural region , according to some researchers their roots can be traced to Central Asia
Central Asia
. During their westward migration across the Eurasian steppe the Bulgars
Bulgars
absorbed other ethnic groups and cultural influences, including Hunnic and Indo-European peoples. Modern genetic research on Central Asian Turkic people
Turkic people
and ethnic groups related to the Bulgars
Bulgars
points to an affiliation with western Eurasian and European populations. The Bulgars
Bulgars
spoke a Turkic language, i.e. Bulgar language of Oghuric branch
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Rus' (people)
The RUS\' (Slavic : Русь; Greek : Ῥῶς) were an early medieval group of people who gave their name to the lands of Russia
Russia
, Ruthenia
Ruthenia
, and Belarus
Belarus
. According to both contemporary Byzantine and Islamic sources and the Primary Chronicle of Rus\' , compiled in about A.D 1113, the Rus were Norsemen
Norsemen
who had relocated "from over sea", first to northeastern Europe
Europe
, creating an early polity that finally came under the leadership of Rurik . Later, Rurik's relative Oleg
Oleg
captured Kiev
Kiev
, founding Rus\' , academically known as Kievan Rus'
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