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Sorbian, Lower

A language of Germany

ISO 639-3dsb

Population  7,000 in Germany (1995). Population total all countries: 7,240. Ethnic population: 50,000.
Region  East, Niederlausitz (Dolna Luzica), Cottbus (Chósebuz) main town. Ethnic group has over 60 towns and villages. Also in United States.
Alternate names   Bas Sorabe, Delnoserbski, Lluzykie, Lower Lusatian, Lusatian, Luzycki, Niedersorbisch, Wendish
Classification  Indo-European, Slavic, West, Sorbian
Language use  Older adults.
Language development  Newspapers. Radio programs. TV. Bible: 1796–1824.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Their own name for the language is ‘Dolnoserbski’. High school, Sorbian language school.
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