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Zaporizhzhya County (Ukraine)

Zaporizhzhya Oblast

Last modified: 2003-08-09 by dov gutterman
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Incorrect (see below)
by Pascal Gross

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Soviet era name: Zaporoz^he. The usual english transcription (so called of National Geographic) would give "Zaporizhzhya" (Russian) and "Zaporozh'e" (Ukrainian). The local cossack band could be called "Zaporizhians".
Antonio Martins, 10 July 1999 and 1 Febuary 2000

"Zaporizhzhya" is the Ukrainian transcription and "Zaporozh'e" is  the Russian one.
Andrew Artemenko, 29 January 2002

According to presantation given by Andriy Grechylo, President of the Ukrainian Heraldry Society at ICV20 (Stockholm, 2003): "Contemporary Flags of the Ukrainian regions: Old traditions and new designs", the unconfirmed flag above is incorrect as it has some device around the Cossack figure.
Dov Gutterman, 4 August 2003


I guess these are gypsies ("rroma"), using the usual gypsy flag -- if any at all. Please note that "Zaporoges" is related to the ukranian city of Zaporiz^z^a^.
Antonio Martins, 1 August 1999

You can't say that gypsies are Zaporoges, I wouldn't even  say that they are Ukrainian; there is no such minority as   "Zaporoges", this is not a minority, it's very old name of all    people who live in this region (17th century and later), for the    most part it was Cossacks.
Andrew Artemenko, 29 January 2002