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USAGE: Translation of Russian _inorodtsy_

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 21, 2004, 14:15
I'm reading Geoffrey Hosking's "Russia: People and Empire 1552-1917", which
the author helpfully tells the reader than in late Czarist Russia Jews and
Central Asians were classed as _inorodtsy_, but fails to translate or explain
that beyond hinting it was similar to the status enjoyed(?) by locals in
European overseas colonies. Would anyone of the list's Russians or russophones
take the trouble to explain the concept in a bit more detail?



Philippe Caquant <herodote92@...>
Pavel Iosad <edricson@...>
Elliott Lash <erelion12@...>