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Polish voivodeships since 1999.

A voivodeship, also spelled voivodship, voivodina or vojvodina[1] (Romanian: voievodat, Polish: województwo, Serbian: vojvodina (војводина), vojvodstvo (војводство) or vojvodovina (војводовина), Hungarian: vajdaság, Lithuanian: vaivadija, Latin Palatinatus in Poland), is a geographical administrative division dating to medieval Romania, Hungary, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia and Serbia (see Vojvodina), ruled by a voivod (voivode, wojewoda). The voivod (literal translation: "the one who leads the warriors", is the same as to Dux Exercituum / Herzog) was originally the military commander next to the ruler.

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  1. "Translated from the Polish: The Fates, Feats, and Foibles of Polish Literature in English", Being Poland, University of Toronto Press, pp. 308–326, 2018-12-31, doi:10.3138/9781442622517-018, ISBN 9781442622517, S2CID 239373369, retrieved 2022-04-08