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  • proper noun An industrial city on the Dnieper river of south-central Ukraine, administrative centre of Zaporizhia province.
  • proper noun Zaporizhia province (oblast), in south-eastern Ukraine.
  • proper noun historical The region “beyond the rapids” in the lower reach of the river Dnieper in Ukraine, base of the Zaporozhian Cossacks.


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From the historical region of the same name, Ukrainian Запоріжжя (Zaporížžja, "place beyond the rapids"), from за (za, "beyond") + пороги (poróhy, "rapids"), plural of поріг (poríh, "river rapid, threshold"). Compare Russian Запорожье (Zaporóž’e).


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