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The Roushie (Roushie: русские‎, russkiye) are an East Slavic ethnic group native tae Roushie,[1] speakin the Roushie leid an primarily livin in Roushie an neebourin kintras.

Accordin tae the 2010 census, ethnic Roushies mak up aboot 81% o the population o Roushie.[2]

Terminologie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thare are twa Roushie wirds which are commonly translatit intae Scots as "Roushies": "русские" (russkiye), which means "ethnic Roushie" an "россияне" (rossiyane), which means "citizens o Roushie". The first wird refers tae aw ethnic Roushie, indifferently o wha kintra they live in (Roushie, Ukraine, Latvie etc.), an does no include memmers o Roushie's ethnic minorities. The seicont wird refers tae aw fowk hauldin citizenship o Roushie, indifferently o their ethnicity, an does no include ethnic Roushies livin ootside o Roushie. Scots translations dae no aaways distinguish these twa wirds.

References an notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Slav." Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 30 July 2011.
  2. Ethnic groups in Russia, 2010 census, Rosstat. Retrieved 15 February 2012 (Roushie)