Definition of Schleswig in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈʃlɛsvɪɡ
, ˈʃleːsvɪç/
A former Danish duchy, situated in the southern part of the Jutland peninsula. Taken by Prussia in 1866, it was incorporated with the neighbouring duchy of Holstein as the province of Schleswig-Holstein. The northern part of Schleswig was returned to Denmark in 1920 after a plebiscite held in accordance with the Treaty of Versailles.

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