Belarusian language resources – Language Links Database

Belarusian – sometimes referred to as White Ruthenian, is an official language of Belarus, along with Russian, and is spoken abroad, chiefly in Russia, Ukraine, and Poland. Prior to Belarus gaining its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, the language was known in English as Byelorussian or Belorussian, transliterating the Russian name, белорусский язык, or alternatively as White Ruthenian or White Russian. Following independence, it also became known as Belarusian. 

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Native speakers: 7.0 million consider Belarusian their mother tongue, but it is the language of the home for only 3.7 million (1999 census)

Official language in: Belarus, Poland (in Gmina Orla, Gmina Narewka, Gmina Czyże, Gmina Hajnówka and town of Hajnówka),
Czech Republic (minority language)

Belarusian Grammar and Pronunciation

  • MyLanguages - courses about adjectives, adverbs, articles, gender (feminine, masculine…), negation, nouns, numbers, phrases, plural, prepositions, pronouns, questions, verbs, vocabulary, exercises… to help you with your Belarusian grammar
  • Learn101 - “We will learn the alphabet together. We will also review some simple grammar rules, practice common phrases, and we will have fun memorizing many important vocabulary lists, and everything else that you see below.”
  • Ilanguages - this site is designed to teach you and help you learn Belarusian for free through vocabulary, phrases, grammar and flashcards (vocabulary trainer)
  • LiveMocha - learn Belarusian for free with Livemocha (requires registration)
  • WikiBooks 17 Lessons

Digitized Grammar Books

Belarusian Vocabulary

  • WikiTravel - a Belarusian Phrasebook
  • Wiktionary - a 207-word frequency list
  • - flashcards
  • SurfaceLanguages - learn phrases in the Belarusian language by selecting the phrases that you want to learn from the list. These cover a wide variety of topics, including numbers, greetings and the months. Listen to and copy the native speech, and learn with flashcards and other games.

Belarusian Reading Materials

Belarusian Dictionaries

Belarusian Listening and Video Resources

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