, also known (less precisely) as Russian
, is a Slavic
language spoken in Ruthenia
) in Middle Ages. From Ruthenian evolved Russian
. Sometimes Carpatho-Ruthenian (Rusyn
) is added into this list, however most Slavic linguists do not recognize Ruthenian as a distinct language and consider Carpatho-Ruthenian dialects as regional versions of Ukrainian.
The oldest known texts in Ruthenian were written in the 10th century.
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