Abiejų tautų respublika

12:55 Dec 1, 2010
Lithuanian to English translations [PRO]
History / history
Lithuanian term or phrase: Abiejų tautų respublika
Sutr. ATR. Lietuvos ir Lenkijos bendra valstybė.
Local time: 08:06

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5Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
5Commonwealth of Two Nations
Gintautas Kaminskas
4Commonwealth of the Two Nations
Arturas Bakanauskas

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Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth


Note added at 11 mins (2010-12-01 13:06:43 GMT)

or the Republic of the Two Nations
if you need to emphasize "two nations" although the commonwealth version is more common, in my opinion

Local time: 07:06
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Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish
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Asker: I used the same source to find the answer. This translation seems to be very appropriate.

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Commonwealth of Two Nations


Otherwise, Lithuanian historians talk about "the Lithuanian-Polish Commeanwealth".

Gintautas Kaminskas
Local time: 17:06
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Native speaker of: Native in LithuanianLithuanian
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Commonwealth of the Two Nations

The Institute of History has requested me to use this translation. There was an article published on what the official name should be, but can't say where it is located.

Note added at 1 day6 hrs (2010-12-02 19:36:14 GMT)

I could have sworn I saw Republic in Mr. Kaminskas, but I apparently in my rush saw the asker's comment.
It should be noted that the expression is always 'of THE United States', not 'of United States'. In turn, it should be 'of THE Two Nations'. One always refers to one's own state as The state, The people, etc.
Google supports this with 123,000 hits for 'Commonwealth of THE Two Nations', but only 13,800 for 'Commonwealth of Two Nations'

Arturas Bakanauskas
Local time: 08:06
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