Donbas

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The present-day definition of Donbas in Ukraine

The Donbas or Donbass (UK: /dɒnˈbɑːs/,[1] US: /ˈdɑːnbɑːs, dʌnˈbæs/;[2][3] Ukrainian: Донба́с [donˈbɑs];[4] Russian: Донба́сс) is a historical, cultural, and economic region in south-eastern Ukraine. It includes the Donetsk Oblast and Luhansk Oblast.

The word Donbas is a portmanteau word made from Donets Basin, an abbreviation of "Donets Coal Basin".[5]

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  1. "Donbas". Lexico UK Dictionary. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  2. "Donbas". The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (5th ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  3. "Donbas". Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Retrieved 2021-12-26.
  4. "Donets Basin – region, Europe". Encyclopaedia Britannica.
  5. Dmitry Vortman, Донбасс – единственная часть Украины, возникшая из промышленного региона, June 23, 2018, Radio Liberty (in Russian)