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Rusynophiles

Rusynophiles — persons of Rusyn, or Carpatho-Rusyn, ethnolinguistic background who believe that their people comprise a distinct nationality. Rusynophiles are usually described as representing the “third” orientation, in juxtaposition to *Russophiles and *Ukrainophiles, who argue that Rusyns are only a branch of either the Russian or Ukrainian nationality. As part of the conviction that Rusyns form a distinct people, many (but not all) Rusynophiles believe they should have their own literary language.

Paul Robert Magocsi

Entry courtesy of Encyclopedia of Rusyn History and Culture.
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