Cossacks (Ukrainian: козаки́, koza'ky; Roushie: казаки́ pronounced [kəzɐˈkʲi] or каза́ки [kɐˈzakʲɪ]), kazaki are a group o predominantly East Slavic fowk who acame kent as members o autonomous, semi-militar commonties,[1] predominantly locatit in Ukraine an in Roushie.[2]

Південно-Східна Європа 1684
Italian cairt o «European Tartaria» (1684). Dnieper Ukraine is merked as «Ukraine or the laund o Zaporozhian Cossacks (Vkraina o Paese de Cossachi di Zaporowa)». On the east thare is «Ukraine or the laund o Don Cossacks, who are subjects o Muscovy (Vkraina ouero Paese de Cossachi Tanaiti Soggetti al Moscouita)» .


  1. Cossacks lived alang major rivers — Dnieper, Don, Volga, Terek, Ural, Amur — an haed excellent naval capabilities an skills — thay wae excellent fishermen an sea merchants in peacefu times an executit expert naval service in war times.
  2. Lester W. Grau (1993). "The Cossack Brotherhood Reborn: A Political/military Force in a Realm of Chaos". Foreign Military Studies Office, Fort Leavenworth, KS. Retrieved 23 August 2015.

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