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Slavic and Slavonic are used interchangably in English, with the former perferred in US English, and the latter in English. The OED gives citations of Slavonic back to the mid 17th Century, whereas it appears that Slavic only appeared in the 19th Century. Derivatives can be made from both forms, eg. Slavism v Slavonism and Slavicize v Slavonize; but note Slavification v. Slavonisation. OED stands for Oxford English Dictionary Office of Enrollment & Discipline This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

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The Slavic peoples are the most numerous ethnic and linguistic body of peoples in Europe. ...  Countries where a West Slavic language is the national language  Countries where an East Slavic language is the national language  Countries where a South Slavic language is the national language The Slavic languages (also called Slavonic languages), a group of closely related languages of the Slavic peoples and a subgroup... Note; many of the names that follow, such as Perun are those taken and renamed by those who have discovered evidence, and are not the actual, acurate historical names of many of the real gods, or figures in slavic mythology. ... Page from the Spiridon Psalter in Church Slavonic. ... Old Church Slavonic (also called Old Church Slavic or Old Bulgarian, incorrectly Old Slavic ) is the first literary Slavic language, developed from the Slavic dialect of Solun (Thessaloniki) by 9th century Byzantine missionaries, Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius. ... Slav (שליו), (quail in Hebrew), was an Israeli settlement in the Gush Katif settlement bloc, located in the south-west edge of the Gaza Strip, and evacuated in Israels disengagement of 2005. ... Map of Israeli settlements (magenta) in the West Bank. ... A chess opening is the group of initial moves of a chess game (the opening moves). ... The Slav Defense is a chess opening that begins with the moves (in algebraic chess notation) 1. ...

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Slavic Review (191 words)
Slavic Review is an international interdisciplinary journal devoted to the study of eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia, past and present.
A primary purpose of the journal is to encourage dialogue among different scholarly approaches.
Published since 1941, Slavic Review is the membership journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS).
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