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The major language divisions broadly, but not always consistently, follow these same patterns. We may mistake differences between others and us for evidence of bad faith or lack of common sense on the part of others, not realizing that common sense is also cultural. Identification. "Rus" may derive from the name of a tribe that gained political ascendancy in Kiev and other Slavic towns and lent its name to the language, culture, and state.

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Publisher: Coffee House Press; First Edition edition (December 1, 1988)

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