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[chur-nee-gawf, -gof; Russian chyir-nyee-guh f] /tʃɜrˈni gɔf, -gɒf; Russian tʃyɪrˈnyi gəf/

a city in N Ukraine, on the Desna River.
a city in N central Ukraine, on the River Desna: tyres, pianos, consumer goods. Pop: 308 000 (2005 est)


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