Re: [sig] With Fire and Sword
- View SourceOn Fri, Apr 28, 2000 at 07:52:55PM -0600, Robert L. Parker wrote:
> Thank you all for the wonderful insights into my question, but . . . IThe Ruthenians are speakers of East Slavic dialects who live on
> don't believe that one of them got answered. Who are the Ruthenians?
the western side of the Carpathians in what is now Poland, Slovakia,
Hungary and even Rumania. They are also called Carpatho-russians
and Rusyns. They have probably been there at least since the
eleventh or twelfth century. Their traditions indicate that they
were christianized by disciples of Constantine and Methodius, so
they might have been there in the tenth century.
During the nineteenth and most of the twentieth century there have
been competing views among the Ruthenians as to whether their language
was a dialect of Ukrainian or a separate East Slavic language.
The Rusyn language has recently been standardized. See
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