Kashubian language

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Kashubian
Kaszëbsczi jãzëk
Native to  Poland
Region Pomerania
Native speakers 50,000  (date missing)
Language family
Official status
Official language in In official use, as a regional language, in some communes of Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
Regulated by Kashubian Language Council
Language codes
ISO 639-2 csb
ISO 639-3 csb

Kashubian or Cassubian (Kashubian: kaszëbsczi jãzëk, pòmòrsczi jãzëk, kaszëbskò-słowińskô mòwa; Polish: język kaszubski, język pomorsce, język kascebsco-slovinska) is a Lechitic language, a kind of Slavic language.[1][2] It is spoken in the Polish region of Pomerania.

Today the language is taught in some state schools. Since 2005 it has been protected in Poland as a regional language. It is the only language in Poland with this status. The status was given by an act of Polish Parliament on January 6, 2005.

References[change | edit source]

  1. Stephen Barbour, Cathie Carmichael, Language and Nationalism in Europe, Oxford University Press, 2000, p.199, ISBN 0198236719
  2. About Languages - University of Leipzig