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A raion (rayon forby) (pl. raiony) is a type o admeenistrative unit o several post-Soviet kintras (like a pairt o an oblast). The term, whilk comes frae French "rayon" (meanin "hinnycomb, department"),[1] describes baith a kin o a subnaitional entity an a diveesion o a ceety, an is commonly translate in Scots as "destrict".[2]


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  1. Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary (1961, repr. 1981), s.v. raion.
  2. Saunders, R.A., Strukov, V. Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation. "Scarecrow Press", 2010, ISBN 978-0-8108-5475-8, S. 477.