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Chortitza (Khortitsa, Chortitz), a tributary of the Dnieper River (Ukraine), on which the Mennonites settled in 1789 naming the first village after the stream. The village of Chortitza developed into a most significant center, so that the whole district became known as the Chortitza settlement.

Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1953

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Krahn, Cornelius. "Chortitza River." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 29 Nov 2015.

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Krahn, Cornelius. (1953). Chortitza River. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 November 2015, from

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 567. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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