Good morning ladies an gentlemen, today I saw the word Київщина and I learned it is an area around Kiev. I found the suffix -щина fascinating because in Czech (what I speak) -ina means something different. Then, I learnt there is Угорщина meaning Hungary. Interesting. My question is related to -щина: are there any other words with -щина which mean a geographical area??? I am not sure Німеччина , or is -ччина of he same origin? Can you use -щина with other Ukrainian geographical regions? There is -sko in Czech, so I wonder if it exists in other Slavic languages. Thanks.