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> > On a sidenote, I have always been under the assumption that "Ukrainian"
> > is the
> > only legitimate spelling in English. However, I have seen a lot of
> > occurrences
> > lately of "Ukranian". Could someone tell me if that is a valid option,
> > too, and
> > if not, why do I see it so often?
> >
>
> A quick Google showed about 112,000 hits for "Ukranian" and more than
2,150,000
> for "Ukrainian". So I guess it's more a very common and repeated mistake
than a
> true valid option. The American Heritage Dictionary and the OED only
> recognise "Ukrainian", for that matter, and another look with OneLook
gives 16
> online dictionaries with "Ukrainian", but only 9 with "Ukranian" (and all
those
> 9 also have "Ukrainian"). Only one online dictionary gave "Ukranian"
> specifically as a variant of "Ukrainian", and another one gives them
different
> parts of speech ("Ukranian" for the people, "Ukrainian" for the adjective
of
> nationality and the name of the language).

AFAIK, Ukrainian is the only valid spelling.  'Ukranian' looks somewhat odd.