> > > 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.