Dnieper Ukraine (Ukrainian: Наддніпрянщина, Naddnipryanshchyna, literally "over Dnieper land"), is a territory usually referred to along the Dnieper River in its midstream. The name is derived from nad‑ (prefix “above, over”) + Dnipró (“Dnieper”) + ‑shchyna (suffix denoting a geographic region).
Historically Dnieper Ukraine was territory that roughly corresponded to Ukraine within the Russian Empire. Ukrainians sometimes call it Great Ukraine (Velyka Ukrayina). Historically, this region is tightly entwined with the history of Ukraine and is considered as the heart of the country.
The Museum of Folk Architecture and Way of Life of Central Naddnipryanshchyna is located in Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi. The open-air museum contains 13 theme museums, 122 examples of national architecture, and over 30,000 historical cultural objects.
- Magocsi, Paul Robert (2010). A History of Ukraine: A Land and Its Peoples. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. p. 378.
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